June 26 Event Assists Seniors with Legal Needs

“Resourceful Strategies for Older Adults” presented by Florida Rural Legal Services in partnership with Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, FL (June 12, 2018)— Seniors face an array of unique legal needs, including issues such as advance directives, elder abuse, and probate issues. To help Southwest Florida seniors and their caregivers better understand their legal options, Florida Rural Legal Services is presenting a half-day workshop, “Resourceful Strategies for Older Adults,” on Tuesday, June 26. The event is presented in coordination with the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) and is funded through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

The June 26 workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Riverside Community Center in Fort Myers (3061 Riverside Dr.). Seniors and caregivers interested in attending should reserve a seat by calling Florida Rural Legal Services at 239-334-4554.

The event will assist FRLS and AAASWFL in identifying and addressing the legal needs of vulnerable seniors in Southwest Florida.

“We will discuss topics that are important to Southwest Florida’s older adults,” explains Lorraine Barker, paralegal at FRLS. “These include bankruptcy, divorce, domestic abuse, advance directives, nursing homes, and financial obligations after the death of a spouse.”

Florida Rural Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that provides civil legal advice, representation and education for people with limited incomes, including elders and migrant workers. FRLS provides free services to those that qualify.  More information is available on the firm’s website: www.FRLS.org.


The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is the state’s designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida.  The organization is committed to helping adults ages 60 and over and people with disabilities to live with independence and dignity in their own homes and communities. More information is available at www.aaaswfl.org or by calling the toll-free Elder Helpline at 966-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER)