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Leu & Peirce wants to make sure you stay abreast of current news and events in the Elder Law world. Check back regularly for important news that could affect your Elder Law decisions.

Also, join us as we engage the community in Elder Law topics. Check below to see when we will be speaking at a venue near you. We would love to say hello.

Upcoming Events

September 2017

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Dementia Essentials

September 16th and 23rd


Join Lori Leu and Erin Peirce at Dementia Essentials: the ins and outs, ups and downs of living with dementia. This 2 day event will be September 16th and September 23rd. Join us for a time of learning, sharing and building community.

Speakers include: Dr. Mary Norman, Lori Leu, Dr. Mary Quiceno, Pam Johnson and many more.

Activities are planned for those with dementia!
Tickets are available. Please visit the Wellness Center website to register.
https://www.wellnesscenteronline.org/dementia-essentials

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Senior Follies

September 14th - 17th

 

Leu & Peirce is a proud supporter of the Senior Follies! Join us and come see the show!

Celebrating their 9th big year, the Spectacular Senior Follies is presenting an all-new, all-live, on-stage show, “The Fabulous 50s”, featuring the music, dancing and comedy of 1950s, while paying a nostalgic tribute to hula hoops, poodle skirts, bobby sox, 45 rpm records and television sets with only three channels. The audience will be transported to these glory days and will be singing along and "twisting the night away" as the cast recreates the energy of American Bandstand -- with all your favorite Top 40 hit songs.

Dallas run: Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17 at 2pm with matinees daily and a performance at 7pm on Saturday, September 16.

Tickets on sale at Eisemanncenter.com - 972-744-4650 ext 4
Visit our website: www.seniorfollies.com

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Walk to End Alzheimer's at Grandscape

September 30th

Join the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor.

Join our team, Leu & Peirce Wonder Walkers, and support Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter's efforts to find a cure! If you can't participate in the walk, please consider donating to hep find a cure! Clink the link below to register for the walk and/or to donate!

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/TX-GreaterDallas…

 

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Healthcare Advance Directives, as Featured in Living Well Magazine

April 2017

Healthcare Advance Directives, as Featured in Living Well Magazine

Healthcare Advance Directives are a vital part of your estate plan. Each of the advance directives plays a distinct role in ensuring that when the time comes, your healthcare wishes are followed.

A Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release and Authorization, and Directive to Physicians (also known as a Living Will) work in concert to provide trusted individuals with the tools they will need to manage your healthcare and make health-related decisions for you, should you become unable to do so for yourself.

Read more about each one in the latest issue of Living Well Magazine.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Holiday Heart-to-Heart: Talk About Elder Law Issues This Season as featured in Living Well Magazine

December 2016

Holiday Heart-to-Heart: Talk About Elder Law Issues This Season as featured in Living Well Magazine

See Leu & Peirce PLLC in the December 2016 issue of Living Well Magazine. The featured article, “A Holiday Heart-to-Heart”, discusses how to talk to seniors about their future.

During the holiday season, we are reminded that the gifts we cherish the most don’t come wrapped in a box. Rather, it is the time we spend with loved ones that makes the greatest present of all. As you celebrate the holidays with friends and family, we encourage you to sit down with the seniors in your life to discuss their plans for the future. There is more to planning for the future than just an estate plan, and informing your loved ones about Elder Law topics will put them in control and give them peace of mind. After all, Elder Law is first and foremost about empowering seniors.

Read more here.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Elder Law Issue Spotting, as Featured in the December 2016 Issue of Headnotes

November 2016

As Baby Boomers age and the need for long-term care increases, estate planning attorneys should consider adapting forms and methods of analyzing clients’ circumstances to plan for the possibility of needs-based public benefits.

Statutory Durable Power of Attorney

Wills

Medicaid Issue Spotting: Every estate planning attorney should be aware of the following.

  • Long-term illness
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Transfer penalties
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Life Estate Deeds
  • Income

Appropriate elder law issue spotting can save your clients from unnecessary costs later.

Read more in the December 2016 issue of Headnotes.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Leu & Peirce PLLC Featured in November/December 2016 Living Well Magazine

November 2016

Leu & Peirce PLLC Featured in November/December 2016 Living Well Magazine

See Leu & Peirce PLLC in the November/December 2016 issue of Collin County Living Well Magazine. The featured article, “A Holiday Heart-to-Heart”, provides important information about how you can help plan for your aging loved ones. The holiday season is an excellent time to sit down with seniors to discuss their plans for the future. Take this opportunity to give the most valuable gift you can give.

Read more here.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Frito Chili Pies & The Answer to All of Your Why’s?

October 2016

Frito Chili Pies & The Answer to All of Your Why’s?

Join Lauren Olson at this amazing free event at the Village at Mapleshade. Lauren will be speaking  and answering questions on Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate and Long Term Care. This event is not only educational, it's fun too. They'll be serving up some delicious Frito chili pies for all guests.

WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2-3:30 PM

WHERE: The Village at Mapleshade Assisted Living, 3670 Mapleshade Ln, Plano, TX 75075

COST: Free!

RSVP: Call 972-964-8444

We look forward to seeing you there!

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori Leu Speaking at the North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference

October 2016

Lori Leu Speaking at the North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference

Join Lori Leu at the North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference in Plano on Friday, October 21, 2016. The three-day event is designed to providing continuing education to many disciplines from law enforcement and first responders to faith leaders, health professionals and counselors. Course topics include approaches related to domestic violence response, sexual assault, trauma informed care, ethics, survivor impact stories and working with diverse populations.

Lori will be holding a workshop at 12:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. titled "Legal Ethics Part I and Part II"

WHERE: Collin College Spring Creek Campus, SCC Living Legend Conference Center, 2800 E.Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074

REGISTER: Click here to register and for more information on the other speakers.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori Leu to be Featured on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Panel

October 2016

Lori Leu to be Featured on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Panel

Lori Leu and other professionals are gathering for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. The documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

See the film and be part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis.

WHO: This event is open to nurses, social workers and others who have previously made a reservation. It is not open to the public.

WHERE: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano, 4700 Alliance Blvd. Plano, TX 75093

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

AARP Dallas Caregiving Conference

October 2016

AARP Dallas Caregiving Conference

Every day more than 3 million Texans perform a great labor of love: caring for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can live independently at home. If you are feeling the weight of the time, money and stress involved in the labor of love, join AARP and other family caregivers to discuss the challenges you face and learn about the resources available to you.

WHEN:     Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 9am – 1pm
WHERE:   Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute at Juanita J Craft Recreation Center
                   4500 Spring Ave., Dallas, TX 75201

COST:       FREE
RSVP online HERE or call toll free 1-877-926-8300

AGENDA:
9:00am - 9:15am  Registration and Visit Resource Tables
9:15am - 9:45am  Welcome and Prepare to Care
9:45am - 10:45am Navigating the health and long-term care maze: Who can help and how?
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Help! I need some elder law answers!
                                           Erin Peirce, Leu & Peirce Elder Law Attorneys
12:00pm - 12:45pm Dealing with Caregiver Stress: from identification to management
1:00pm   Close and Box Lunches

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Erin Peirce is Featured Speaker at “Legal Issues Facing Senior Adults” Seminar

October 2016

Erin Peirce is Featured Speaker at “Legal Issues Facing Senior Adults” Seminar

Erin Peirce is speaking at the Legal Issues Facing Senior Adults seminar, a free event meant to educate the public on the importance of Estate Planning documents. The informative discussion about legal issues followed by a Q & A with audience members.

WHEN: Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 12 P.M.
WHERE: Wilshire Baptist Church, Community Hall, 4316 Abrams Road, Dallas 75214
RSVP to Jessica Capps via email at Jcapps@wilshirebc.org

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Leu & Peirce PLLC Supports Efforts to End Alzheimer’s Disease

October 2016

Leu & Peirce PLLC Supports Efforts to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Leu & Peirce has many reasons to support efforts to end Alzheimer’s disease. As elder law attorneys, we witness daily the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia on our clients and their families. One of our missions is to help our clients alleviate the anxiety that planning for a future with dementia may entail. Our firm was featured in an article in Living Well Magazine recently titled "Take the First Step to a World Without Alzheimer’s."

To read the full article CLICK HERE.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori Leu & Erin Peirce Featured Speakers at “Taking Steps to Preserve Your Legacy”

September 2016

Lori Leu & Erin Peirce Featured Speakers at “Taking Steps to Preserve Your Legacy”

Lori Leu and Erin Peirce are speaking at Taking Steps to Preserve Your Legacy, a free informative discussion about legal issues everyone needs to know for their future.

The discussion will include:

  • Differences between wills, trusts and probate
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid eligibility
  • Social Security long term care
  • Veterans benefits
  • Guardianships
  • Estate Planning

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WHERE: St. Monica Catholic Church Family Center Room 109, 9933 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75220

RSVP: Call 904-305-7078

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn and plan for legal responsibilities before faced with a crisis. Light refreshments will be provided.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori Leu to be Featured on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Panel

September 2016

Lori Leu to be Featured on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Panel

Join Lori Leu and other professionals for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. The documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

See the film and be part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis.

WHERE: Highland Springs, Chisolm Restaurant, 8000 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX 75252

WHEN: Sunday, September 25 from 4-6 p.m.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori Leu Featured Speaker for Health Share Fair for Senior Care Series

August 2016

Lori Leu Featured Speaker for Health Share Fair for Senior Care Series

The Allen American, a publication that goes out to thousands of residents, recently published an article featuring President of Leu & Peirce PLLC, Lori Leu.

Lori was the featured speaker for the first of four informational sessions focused on different aspects of senior care.

Mustang Creek Estates of Allen is holding the series, “Health Share Fair for Senior Care, from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday this month at its assisted living and memory care community at 710-720 Creek Valley Court in Allen.

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Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Join us at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s October 1, 2016

August 2016

Join us at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s October 1, 2016

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions!

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel their mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and be inspired by all the footsteps that fall into place behind yours. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori A. Leu and Erin W. Peirce are Speaking at the Alzheimer’s Association Mindshare

July 2016

Lori A. Leu and Erin W. Peirce are Speaking at the Alzheimer’s Association Mindshare

Lori A. Leu and Erin W. Peirce will be speaking at the Alzheimer's Association Mindshare about legal and financial planning. It’s on Friday, July 29, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southmont Baptist Church, located at 2800 Pennsylvania Dr., Denton, TX 76205.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include:

-Making legal plans that fit your needs
-Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
-How to find legal and financial assistance
-Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
-Tax deductions and credits
-Government programs that can help pay for care

CLICK HERE to register for the FREE event.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Leu & Peirce PLLC Featured in Dallas Seniors’ Guide 2016 Issue

March 2016

See Leu & Peirce PLLC in the 2016 issue of Dallas Seniors’ guide. The listing also includes a feature article by Lori Leu on planning for your loved ones as they get older.  Lori, Erin Peirce, Lauren Olson and Laura Chavero are proud to be a part of this year’s issue which focusing on securing the future for the elderly community. Click here to read the entire issue online.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori A. Leu Recently Named as Certified Elder Law Attorney

October 2014

The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) recently announced that Lori Leu is officially a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). In order to earn this designation, Lori has the enhanced knowledge, skills and experience to be identified to the public as a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She had to successfully complete a rigorous full-day exam and demonstrate that her law practice is actually focused on elder law.  Lori also had to undergo a peer review to confirm her competence and qualifications in elder law.

Lori is one of three CELA’s in the DFW Metroplex and one of twenty-five in Texas. The National Elder Law Foundation is the only national certifying program for elder law and special needs attorneys. Beginning in 1994, NELF certified its first batch of examinees and now there are only a little over 400 CELA’s in the nation.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori A. Leu is Featured in Living Well Magazine

October 2013

Lori A. Leu is Featured in Living Well Magazine

See Lori Leu on the cover of the fall issue of Living Well magazine, and check out the feature article about Lori seeking justice for all seniors in our community. Her passion for giving back to the community dates back to her small-town upbringing in Kansas. Click here to read the entire issue online.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Walk to End Alzheimer’s with Lori A. Leu & Associates

September 2013

Walk to End Alzheimer’s with Lori A. Leu & Associates

Join Lori A. Leu & Associates and many others in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 28, 2013. It takes place in Allen, Texas and the details of the event and registration are on their website: Walk to End Alzheimer's 2013. The donations and funds raised will help provide Alzheimer's care, support and research for a disease that effects so many of our aging population.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori A. Leu & Associates Sponsors Parkinson Voice Project’s Show

September 2013

"Never Grow Up" with Cathy Rigby and "The LOUD Crowd"
Broadway star, Cathy Rigby, will perform selections from "Peter Pan" with Parkinson Voice Project's "The LOUD Crowd" for a fun and inspiring event showcasing the power of the voice of those with Parkinson's. This event will take place September 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Lori A. Leu is Speaking at The Silver Tsunami Conference

September 2013

Lori A. Leu will be speaking at The Silver Tsunami Conference: Mind—Body—Spirit, Pathways to Successful Aging. It's on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the NorthPark Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas.

She will be conducting the 2:15 p.m. workshop on What's Needed Legally: Aging parents’ goals include self-determination and quality of life issues and adult children often do not know what is required or how to carry out their wishes. Discuss issues of how to legally ensure wishes are known and can be carried out.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

New Location for Elder Law in Collin County

September 2012

Lori Leu is pleased to announce the new office of Lori A. Leu & Associates, serving elder law needs in Collin County. The firm handles a variety of legal issues for seniors and the disabled such as estate planning, guardianship, planning for long term care, Medicaid, exploitation and more.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us!

Featured in Living Well Magazine

See Lori A. Leu in an issue of Living Well Magazine. She brings passion and experience to protecting the futures of seniors in our community.

Read the article

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

We focus on a variety of legal issues affecting seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Questions Answered

Become better educated on wills, elder law, probate, guardianship, estate tax and more.

"In my recent family dispute, Lori brought all the right experience and knowledge, but it was her compassionate approach that really made her stand out for me.  Most importantly, she knows how to get things settled and is proactive in doing so."

Baty - Client