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Monthly Educational Workshops

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Senior Legal Services has offered free legal services to seniors in Santa Cruz and San Benito for over fifty years and is initiating new monthly educational zoom webinars. Beginning August 24th, with a Senior Wellness webinar focusing on Powers of Attorneys, Advanced Health Care Directives, and Elder Abuse, the monthly webinars will educate senior residents on legal issues affecting seniors.

This project has been largely funded by a grant received from the Community Foundation for San Benito County. It has the potential to reach a large portion of the senior population. Legal topics covered by these SLS workshops include estate planning, Medi-Cal, Social Security, Housing, and more. The topics being offered are commonly encountered by seniors, and our webinars are intended to provide legal information to ease concerns we’ve seen. Workshop schedules are subject to change; please call the Senior Legal Services information line at (831) 426-8824 to inquire about the workshop’s current schedule.

Any seniors can join via zoom, and if anyone has a need or legal questions persisting after the workshop, become a client with us! Just call us at 831-426-8824 to schedule an appointment with one of our advocates to have your needs addressed with our staff. SLS would be happy to conduct a follow-up consultation over the phone, Monday through Wednesday. Videophone consultations are also now being offered from secure locations throughout San Benito County. Our office is currently open on an “as-needed” basis, and in-person intakes are being provided with masked and vaccinated seniors on Tuesdays in Hollister and Watsonville. Call to schedule or for further information.

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Upcoming Events

November 9, 2021

December 14, 2021

January 11, 2022

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Preserving Home Equity

Avoiding Medi-Cal recovery, reverse mortgages and elder abuse

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Social Security Overpayments

How to avoid them, and how to handle them if you get one

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Preparing for Senior Care​

Medi-Cal options for living at home, assisted living, nursing homes