Whose Decision is it Anyway? Training on Legal Issues for those Who Work with Seniors

Thursday, June 21, 2007
8:00 am et - 12:00 pm et
Location: Nashua, NH


When can and can't a person legally make decisions about his or her own affairs? As people age, concerns can arise about some individuals' ability to make their own decisions. This workshop will help those who work with seniors to understand the rules and laws around decision making. Participants will be able to describe who can, and cannot, make their own decisions as well as the legal documents that are required to give others decision making authority. The discussion will include informed decisions and competency issues using case examples.
Workshop Instructor - Mary McGuire, Esquire

Mary McGuire is currently a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. Ms. McGuire has extensive experience in the nexus of law and social services. She has worked for the NH DHHS for the past twelve years in the areas of child welfare, mental health, and most recently, elderly and adult services. She is well versed in the legal and ethical dilemmas faced by individuals who work directly with older adults in the community.

Visit the IOD website for more information and registration process.