Monday, August 4, 2014

Special Needs Trusts Informational Meeting - Tues Aug 26

Many families that have a member with special needs, whether a child or adult. If that person is unable to manage their lives for any reason, families worry about what will happen to their loved one when they are no longer able to provide support and care.

If the person is receiving SSI, for example, how will additional funds be provided to cover expenses beyond the limits of SSI without causing the individual to lose their benefits? If the loved one is not on public assistance, still the question of how to provide for their needs is no less urgent or worrisome. These key questions and many others come up frequently for NAMI members.

The NAMI Amador affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness invites the public to a free NAMI meeting Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 – 6:30PM in the Meadow Room at Sutter Amador Hospital Outpatient Bldg.

The speaker will be Gwendolyn K. Christeson, attorney at law, who is the lead attorney for the Estate Planning Law Center in Jackson. A graduate of UC Sand Diego, and University of San Diego School of Law, she has been in practice in Amador County since 2002, where she resides with her husband and three children.

NAMI is America’s largest grassroots mental health organization with over 1000 chapters across the US. It provides education, advocacy, and support for people living with mental illness and their families. For more information contact 223-1485, X266, or

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