September 24, 2015: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle featured the VLP’s National Grid Foundation Senior Legal Education and Assistance Program (“Senior LEAP”) through the lens of Robin Goeman, a long-time VLP volunteer and elder rights advocate. See what the Daily Eagle said about the importance of educating the elderly on critical life planning issues.
About Senior LEAP:
Volunteers make scheduled presentations at senior centers across Brooklyn to teach the elderly about the importance of advance medical directives such as health care proxies, powers of attorney, wills, and pooled income trusts. Following presentations, a question and answer session identifies other areas of concern to seniors. Follow-up appointments may be made with seniors who have specific legal issues and meet the VLP financial eligibility criteria.
Since the beginning of 2015, VLP volunteers have made 26 presentations to 675 Brooklyn seniors.