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ElderCare Matters Symposium


Friday, August 26, 2011, 8 am - 11:50 am


Marriott-Perimeter Hotel

246 Perimeter Center Parkway, NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30346
(770) 394-6500


This is a half day educational program featuring Victoria L. Collier, Esq., one of America's leading VA experts, who will provide participants at this LIVE Symposium (as well as via our Online, ON DEMAND video course) with an update regarding Veterans Benefits.  In addition, Ms. Collier will provide participants with case studies drawn from her practice that will showcase specific issues concerning VA Eligibility and the VA Application process-issues about which ALL elder care professionals should be aware.

This course has been approved by the Georgia State Bar and will meet all the requirements by the VA to maintain accreditation status.  If you are not yet accredited by the VA, you MUST complete the VA Form 21a, Application for Accreditation, and send it to the VA Office of General Counsel and receive approval by them PRIOR to attending the CLE.  It takes the VA approximately 30-45 days to approve applications for attorneys.  Non-lawyers will have to take a test, which makes the process much longer.  If you do not need or want accreditation, this course will still benefit you by providing exposure to the issues your elderly clients have and present solutions on how those issues can be resolved.

Please note that we have not specifically sought CLE credits for states other than Georgia, so you may want/need to send to your State Bar the outline or materials for this program along with the speaker's bio and ask for approval for your state CLE credit.  It would be better to do so prior to the actual event.


Registration Fee (for LIVE Symposium):

Members - $199 without Georgia 3 hour CLE credit

Members - $249 with Georgia 3 hour CLE credit

Non-Members - $249 without Georgia 3 hour CLE credit

Non-Members - $299 with Georgia 3 hour CLE credit

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Hours Available:

This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of continuing legal education credit with the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, which includes 0.0 hours of ethical considerations.


8:00 am - 8:25 am Registration/Networking & Coffee
8:25 am - 8:30 am

Welcoming Comments

Philip C. Benedict, CFP

Coordinator, ElderCare Matters - Georgia chapter

Benedict Financial Advisors, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia


8:30 am - 11:45 am

"VA Accreditation Course"

Victoria L. Collier, Esq.

Medical Director, The Emory Clinic at Wesley Woods
Associate Division Director For Resident and Student Education, Emory School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

11:45 am - 11:50 am

Closing Comments
Phillip G. Sanders, MBA, MSHA, CPA
Founder & CEO
ElderCare Matters

Participants will learn:

  • About the VA's health care benefits and extended care benefits ;
  • About presumptive service connected illnesses, injuries and diseases;
  • About the basic eligibility requirements for non-service connected pensions (with housebound or Aid and Attendance);
  • About the tips & traps of filing a successful VA Application;
  • About other relevant, up-to-date, useful information concerning Veterans Benefits via "real world" case studies, which will showcase specific issues concerning VA Eligibility and the VA Application process.  



The national ElderCare Matters Alliance
Phillip G. Sanders, MBA, MSHA, CPA


Benedict Financial Advisors, Inc.
Philip C. Benedict, CFP
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Elmcroft Assisted Living of Roswell
Michelle Ett
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