Elder Law Group - Empowering Senior Futures

October Newsletter 2018

Estate Planning with Asset Protection
By Lynn St. Louis, Managing Partner at Elder Law Group PLLC

Asset Protection Estate Planning is Vitally Important for Everyone!

Should the unthinkable happen tomorrow, does your family know your plan?

Estate Planning is necessary to do during your lifetime for several reasons – to make sure that your financial affairs are in order, that your health care wishes will be honored, and your loved ones are provided for upon your passing.

Fundamental Estate Planning documents should include:

  • Will with Asset Protection Trust
  • Durable Powers of Attorney – (one each for Finances and Health Care)
  • Health Care Directive / Living Will

It’s important to note that you need Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances and Health Care. If you don’t have a family member or friend that can do this for you, there are professionals that you can hire instead to perform these services.

Elder Law Group works closely with you to design an Asset Protection Estate Plan™ that is personalized to your needs. Are you concerned about making sure your spouse will be taken care of financially once you have passed? The cost of Long-Term Care can be steeper than you think; making a plan early could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run.

A proper Asset Protection Estate Plan™ not only distributes property according to your wishes but protects your money from the State, creditors, and Long-Term Care costs.

Get a plan that works for you and make sure that your voice is heard! 

For guidance on your Estate Plan, Long-Term Care planning, or other legal needs of seniors, the disabled, and their families, CALL ELDER LAW GROUP TODAY!

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Spokane Events
Estate Planning Workshops

Senior Rights:Your Legal Voice 
Lynn St. Louis, Esq 

Planning ahead allows you to document your wishes and make the best decisions for your future. If you’ve been putting off planning for your senior years, now is the time to take steps to ensure your voice will be heard.Join Elder Law Group for a special Three-Part Workshop Series based upon The Handbook for Washington Seniors published by


Each week Lynn St. Louis, Managing Partner of Elder Law Group PLLC will cover different Long-Term Care planning issues that impact seniors. We will discuss the tools you need to protect your future.
Hillyard Library
4005 N. Cook Street
Spokane, WA 99207
Join us for this special free to the public educational workshop series. Seating is limited – Call (509) 992-1508 or go to our website to RSVP.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Estate Planning Essentials
    • Wills, Trusts, and Asset Protection
    • Durable Powers of Attorney – Financial & Health Care
    • Health Care Advance Directives
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Long-Term Care Planning
    • Qualifying for Medicaid
    • Ways to pay for Long-Term Care
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Long-Term Care Planning – Putting It All Together
    • Checklists for Life Planning
    • Legal Resources for Seniors
    • Question & Answer Session


More Senior Events in Washington

In addition to attending one of our events, you may want to check out one of these wonderful opportunities below!



Plan Well, Age Well Workshop Series, Fall 2018 presented by the Spokane Elder Resource Team in collaboration with the Spokane County Library System.

Airway Heights Library                                      Argonne Library
1213 S Lundstrom St,                                   4322 N. Argonne Rd.
Airway Heights, WA                                                Spokane, WA

Week 1: Family Communication and Care Management
Presentations by Gail Goeller, author of Coming of Age with Aging Parents: The Bungles, Battles, and Blessings, and Becky Tiller of Tiller Care Strategies.
Tuesday 9/25/18 1-2pm                         Wednesday 9/26/18 6-7pm

Week 2: Long-Term Care Insurance & Medicare Planning
Presented by Joel Ferris Jr. of Ferris Long Term Insurance.
Tuesday 10/2/18 1-2pm                          Wednesday 10/3/18 6-7pm

Week 3: Preparing for a Secure Financial Future
Presentations by Daria Brown of Fruci and Associates and Dustin Allbery of Northwest Planning, Inc.
Tuesday 10/9/18 1-2pm                             Wednesday 10/10/18 6-7pm

Week 4: Senior Living & Estate Planning Essentials

Presentations by Attorney Lynn St. Louis of Elder Law Group PLLC
and Kathy Bryant EXL Realty Senior Specialist 

Tuesday 10/16/18 1-2pm                           Wednesday 10/17/18 6-7pm

Downtown Spokane Fall Fest
211 N. Wall, Spokane WA
Thursday, October 13, 2018 
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM – Free Admission

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Beck’s Harvest House
9919 Greenbluff Road, Colbert WA
September 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

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Kendall Yard’s Night Market
1335 N. Summit Park Way, Spokane WA

Recurring weekly every Wednesday until 10/24
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Sinto Activity Center Craft Fair
1124 W Sinto Avenue
October 27th, 2018 – October 27th, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Fall Home Show
TRAC Center – Pasco, WA
Friday 10/5 –  Saturday 10/6 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 10/7  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Click here to read more!

Senior Times Fall EXPO
Southridge Sports & Events Complex, Kennewick
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Click here to read more!

The Walter Clore Center, Prosser, WA
Saturday, October 27, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Click here to read more!

We are here to help!

Have a question or need to find a resource?
Check out our 
resource page for assistance.

Still not sure what to do?
Give us a call and let us guide you (509) 468-0551.

Empowering Seniors’ Futures

At Elder Law Group we Empower Seniors’ Futures through Asset Protection Estate Planning™. We make sure our clients’ voices are heard and their assets protected.Whether you are at the beginning of retirement and planning for the future or need assistance with Long-Term Care now, Elder Law Group provides resources and a plan, giving you the best quality of life possible.

With the complexities of the social and financial world we live in today, a traditional Estate Plan cannot protect you against Long-Term Care costs. Let Elder Law Group help give you the peace of mind you deserve through an Asset Protection Estate Plan.

Disclaimer: This newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice to the viewer or user. Use of this newsletter and its contents does not create or establish an attorney-client relationship or privilege of any nature between the user and owner.

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