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Free Elder Law Presentation at The Parc at Harbor View

On Thursday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m., The Parc at Harbor View of Winthrop will host a complimentary webinar presentation by Certified Elder Law Attorney Patrick Curley of Curley Law Firm LLP in Wakefield. 

The presentation is entitled “Estate Plan Survival Kit – What you need to protect your family, your assets, and your independence as you age”. 

Attorney Curley stated, “As we age, we are forced to confront a complex web of health care options, financial decisions, and legal planning issues.  Even for a healthy individual, this can be daunting and overwhelming.  If a family member has dementia or chronic health issues, the planning challenges can be exponentially more complex. Attendees will learn what they need in their estate planning survival kit so they have a clear roadmap for protection in the future.”

The presentation will address (1) steps to take to avoid Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Probate; (2) the pros and cons of Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts; and, (3) peace of mind planning to be prepared for ‘what if’ scenarios.” 

Attorney Curley is one of just 25 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Commonwealth.  Achieving this distinction is rare because it requires years of focused Estate Planning and Elder Law practice, peer references from Elder Law experts, dozens of hours of continuing education, and passing a rigorous full-day bar-style exam covering 12 Elder Law categories, as well as re-certification every five years.

Attendees must register by contacting Amy Ordway, The Parc at Harbor View’s Marketing Director at [email protected] or 617-207-3009. 

More information about Elder Law and Attorney Patrick Curley can be found at or by calling 781.245.2222.

Mass. National Guard to Provide Continued Assistance in Washington, D.C.

In response to a request from federal authorities for continued support, approximately 400 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will depart this weekend for Washington, D.C., to provide ongoing public safety support to local, state, and federal agencies in the region.

As with earlier Massachusetts Guard assistance in the nation’s capital, the deployment falls under Governor Charlie Baker’s Jan. 25 activation order, which made up to 700 Massachusetts National Guard personnel available at any given time to augment the security and logistics capabilities of various agencies in the region. With the Governor’s consent, this second phase of the federally funded mission is expected to last for 10 weeks. Previously, around 600 Soldiers and Airmen were deployed to the support mission and returned home on Feb. 22.

The mission will not interfere with the Massachusetts National Guard’s ability to respond to and assist in emergencies within the Commonwealth.  The Guard will ensure all appropriate health protection measures are implemented leading up to, and throughout, the mission. This includes pre-departure screenings, COVID-19 testing, and mandatory mask wear. Additionally, Soldiers and Airmen will have individual rooms while deployed to the D.C. area to further reduce risks during this pandemic.

The Massachusetts National Guard trains regularly with military, law enforcement, and civilian agencies to provide a broad spectrum of services in support of security, logistics, disaster relief, and other missions. The Guard has a proven track record of success supporting civilian authorities and their frequent side-by-side training with state and local first responders makes them well-suited for this mission.

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Adults 75 and over can receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on February 1 using the statewide website. Find more details on the vaccination eligibility, vaccination locations and information for booking appointments at

MassPort Noise Complaint Line

Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.

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