NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.

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How Much Retirement Savings Is Enough? Why Couples May Disagree

10/26/20|  Story

A survey by the National Council on Aging and Ipsos found that 51% of women age 60 and older are worried about outliving their savings.
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A Big Alzheimer's Drug Study Is Proceeding Cautiously Despite The Pandemic

10/23/20|  Story

Medical research was an early casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Electrostatic Sprayers Hit the Spot for Surface Disinfection in Long-Term Care

10/22/20|  Story

Electrostatic sprayers can help facilities disinfect large areas in far less time than would be required when using manual trigger spray and wiping methods.
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VA Call Center Works With Veterans to Resolve Community Care Billing Concerns

10/21/20|  Story

Specially trained employees from VHA’s Office of Community Care (OCC) are available to help Veterans resolve adverse credit reporting or debt collection actions resulting from authorized VA community care claims.
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Federal Agency Recommends Ending Government Disability Jobs Program

10/20/20|  Story

An independent federal agency says it’s time for a decades-old government jobs program for people with disabilities to come to an end.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2020
10/2/2020  Press Release
Elder and special needs law attorneys focus on education and awareness of legal options for people with disabilities and their families
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NAELA Joins Other Organizations Opposing Immunity Waivers
9/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA recognizes the tragedy of nursing home resident deaths since COVID-19 and the importance of holding nursing homes accountable for the care they provide to residents.
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Social Security Celebrates 85th Anniversary
8/12/2020  Press Release
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired.
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NAELA Celebrates 2020 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
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NAELA Attorneys Receive Theresa Award
7/21/2020  Press Release
NAELA is pleased to announce that NAELA Fellows Myra G. Gilfix, and Michael Gilfix, CAP (Palo Alto, Calif.) were named the 2020 recipients of the Theresa Award.
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NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Terry Berthelot, MSW, JD, Storrs, Conn.

  • Author of NAELA News articles
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"I’ve been a NAELA member since 2002. Over the years, I’ve chaired the Health Care Section, presented at conferences, and written articles for NAELA publications. Overall, I’d say that NAELA is my intellectual home. It’s where I can interact with like-minded people who care about the same issues that I do." 

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