New Resource Guide for Utahns 55 and Older Helps Dispel the Legal Mysteries of Aging

In an effort to help prevent the more than $339 million that is exploited annually from Utah’s elderly, the Department of Human Services has released a new legal guide for Utahns 55 and older.

The publication’s large-print pages attempt to demystify countless legal issues — from grandparent’s rights and estate planning to Medicare and Social Security rules — and also aims to educate older Utahns about other aging issues.

“Utah’s older adults are frequently confronted with complex and confusing legal issues,” said Alan K. Ormsby, executive director of the Utah AARP. “Not knowing where to turn or who to trust adds to the fog.”

He said the guide, titled “Navigating Your Rights: The Utah Legal Guide for Those 55 and Over,” cuts through the confusion and delivers straight-forward answers, and will be “the go-to resource for seniors facing legal questions.”

The book’s 11 chapters, as well as a new website, contain information on dozens of subjects and presents answers to more than 200 legal questions most often asked by seniors and their caregivers.

Symbols are used throughout the book to denote important points, warnings and situations where an attorney might be necessary. Names and contact information for agencies and organizations that can provide additional services are listed at the end of each chapter, as the book’s author, Jilenne Gunther, said “almost no book can be a complete resource.”

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New Resource Guide for Utahns 55 and Older Helps Dispel the Legal Mysteries of Aging

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Utah Department of Human Services

2 Responses to “New Resource Guide for Utahns 55 and Older Helps Dispel the Legal Mysteries of Aging”

  1. StandUp Says:

    I hope guardianship abuse is a topic in this guide book.

  2. Nick Says:

    I sure hope so, Stand Up.

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