Last night, members of our Peace of Mind (POM) program joined the partners and staff of Russo Law Group to celebrate an early Thanksgiving Dinner at the Milleridge Inn during our Fourth Annual POM Thanksgiving.

This dinner, which is held annually for members of the program, is one of the many benefits that membership in the program offers. The attendees were able to mingle with other members of the program before eating a delicious meal and sharing stories of Woodstock on the 50th Anniversary of the iconic concert. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing over happy memories and the old days. The nostalgia was enjoyed by everyone and created a sense of comradery and comfort among the members of the program.

Overall, the dinner was a huge success!  We thank everyone who joined us and look forward to planning the next POM member’s only program.  To find out how you can join us at our exclusive POM member events such as the luncheon, contact us!  To learn more about the added benefits of the program, click here.

 

Week in Review

On October 20, Team Russo participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach. This walk is the largest Breast Cancer Walk in the United States with 65,000 Participants and 1,229 Registered Teams! Overall, a total of $2.6Million was raised on Long Island alone! We can only imagine how much money was raised across the entire U.S.!

Team Russo comprised of staff, family and friends who collected $1,615! Donations are still accepted online, here.

 

The Numbers:

  • Team Russo Raised: $1,615!
  • The overall walk raised $2.6Million!
  • 14 staff members joined Team Russo plus friends and family members participated in the walk on Sunday!
  • 65,000 Participants
  • 1,229 Registered Teams

Thank you to all the Russo Law Group staff, families, and friends who came out to support.

If you are interested in purchasing a Team Russo t-shirt, they are for sale on the American Cancer site, here. A portion of the shirt sales will be donated to the cause.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and sadly, 1 in 8 will be diagnosed within their lifetime. Team Russo is happy to support such an important cause. We will continue fighting against this life-threatening disease.

More facts and figures can be found on the American Cancer Society website


On Monday, the office was greeted with a bagel breakfast courtesy of KJOY – 98.3 FM Radio Station. We were entered into the “Office of the Week” contest by our staff member Julie. Each week a different workplace is selected to be celebrated. We were selected for this week by the radio station. Participation includes acknowledgment on the radio throughout the week, a bagel breakfast from Bagel Boss on Monday and a catered lunch from Moe’s on Thursday.

Did you hear our law firm announced on the radio this week? Let us know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for our 8th Annual Elder Law Open Forum for Health Care Professionals on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at The Cuban of Garden City.

room shot of all attendees at the health care professionals seminar

Health Care professionals are invited to enjoy lunch with some of their colleagues and attorneys of Russo Law Group while receiving updates on elder laws and special needs. The open forum encourages the attendees to partake in a discussion to analyze important legal issues that may relate to their clients, as well as network and receive advice from the firm in addition to some of their colleagues that may have been in similar situations.

Our firm hosts Health Care Professional round-table luncheons quarterly, varying in subject matter. To find out more information about attending our next event, visit our calendar of events on our website.

 

 

 

 

June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to show support for the millions of people struggling with this debilitating disease—and, a good time to think about planning for the possibility of needing long-term care.

 

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that leads to memory, thinking, and behavioral problems. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for between 60 and 80 percent of all cases.

 

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, numerous research studies and clinical trials are exploring ways to diagnose, treat, and manage it. Some medications have been shown to lessen or delay the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Various strategies have also been developed to improve the quality of life and comfort of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Hopefully, science will soon discover more effective treatments, and ultimately, a cure.

 

At the Russo Law Group, P.C., we offer planning and counseling services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. For example, we host a monthly Caregiver’s Support Group. You can learn more about it by visiting https://www.vjrussolaw.com/resources/caregivers-support-group-alzheimers-and-dementia/. You can also learn more about the benefits of attending our support group at https://www.vjrussolaw.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-an-alzheimers-dementia-support-group/

 

While medical science cannot prevent Alzheimer’s disease, estate planning allows you to plan for the possibility of being incapacitated by it. Through proper planning, you can protect your life savings against the high cost of long-term care. You can also use advance directives to help ensure you receive the level and type of care you want. Finally, you can control who receives your assets after you pass away, as well as when and how your heirs will receive them.

 

We are committed to helping everyone in our community who struggles with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or wants to prepare for the possibility of developing it. We invite you to contact us to discuss your particular needs and goals at your earliest convenience.

 

The State of the Union address: An annual message delivered to Congress by the president of the United States, in which he describes the condition of the country, outlines the nation’s most serious problems, and proposes his annual program of legislation.

Each January, Russo Law Group adopts this practice to help us look back on the past year but also to help us have a better focus on the New Year. The theme of this year’s event was Looking OUT; Looking IN.

Friday, January 11th, our staff gathered together for a half day event, which we called the State of the Union. During this event, we discussed, as a group, reflective questions to better understand each person’s view on the past and future success of Russo Law Group.

We welcomed New Staff; Julie, Brianna, Lynsey, Kashenna

We shared the progress of the Islandia Renovation. After twenty years, this office is finally getting a face-lift both inside and outside!

We also used this time to celebrate staff achievements.

Each year we award a Staff Person of the Year which is giving to a trailblazer who has excelled in the areas of leadership, development and participation and who is dedicated, not only to the firm, but to making an impact on the community and our clients.

We are proud to announce this year’s winner: Kirrelle Freeman!!!

We also celebrated 2 staff members who have been with us for over 10 years!


Congratulations to Deanna Eble and Melanie Castillo!!!

Deanna Eble started with RLG back in December of 2008 as an Associate and became Partner in 2016.

She focuses in the areas of practice of: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Real Estate & Social Security Disability.

Deanna is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and ElderCounsel.

Melanie Castillo joined us as October of 2008 as a receptionist and worked her way to become an Executive Assistant. During the event, Vincent J. Russo, Managing Partner, made the announcement that Melanie has been promoted to Office Administrator. She is looking forward to her new position and responsibilities.

Our staff contributes and write the articles you read in our blog.

We have 2 blogs a week, Monday we discuss legal topics whereas on Fridays we are more laid back and discuss Office Happenings and upcoming events. We announced our most read blogs of 2018 which are as follows:

When Does a Guardianship End? Written by: Eric J. Einhart

How Do I Transfer Guardianship From One State to Another? Written by: Eric J. Einhart

The Peace of Mind Program Written by: Christella Francois

What are the Benefits of a Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Group? Written by: Janet Corsetti

Earth Day 2018 Written by: Julie Allegretti

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