FLINT — Michael E. Thomas, a Flint attorney specializing in elder law, says he has seen both joys and tragedies in his 40 years of practice. But nothing is more tragic, he says, than seeing a family lose their life savings because of a stroke, onset of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another significant medical event. Statistics reveal that there is 50 percent chance that any person over the age of 65 will spend six months in a long-term care facility, which can drain a family’s savings.
The good news, says Thomas, is that there are legal methods of sheltering funds, so no family has to go broke due to those circumstances. Thomas will explain those methods at four separate free workshops on April 10 and 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. on both days. The workshops will be held at the Holiday Inn, Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Centre Blvd. in Flint. To register for the free seminar, call 800- 823-8597. Refreshments will be provided, and seating is limited.