Senior Citizens Handbook

​​​​The Senior Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar produces a Senior Citizens Handbook that is a valuable resource to senior citizens in addressing their needs and concerns. We are pleased to provide copies of this HandbookSenior Citizens Handbook.jpg free of charge upon request or you may click Senior Citizens Handbook to access an electronic version.

Topics in the Handbook include:

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Social Security
  • Pensions
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Federal Tax Relief

HEALTH CARE

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Alzheimer's Disease

LONG-TERM CARE

  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Adult Day Care
  • Home Care
  • Continuing Care Communities
  • Housing
  • Reverse Mortgages

 PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

  • Divorce and the Elderly
  • Real Estate Transfers
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Advance Directives
  • Powers of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Funeral Services
  • Benefits

PROTECTION OF LEGAL RIGHTS

  • When do you need a Lawyer?
  • How to Find a Lawyer
  • Selecting and Working with a Lawyer
  • Consumer Guide
  • Discrimination
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Your Personal Safety and Security
  • Elder Abuse
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Specific Concerns for Seniors
  • Virginia's Judicial System
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