Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) to Host “Transition Solutions for LGBT Seniors”

Date: August 21, 2012                                                                   
Media Contact:      Keith Blackburn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                               
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to Host “Transition Solutions for LGBT Seniors”

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) –August 21, 2012–The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), is excited to announce they will present a Symposium, “Transition Solutions for LGBT Seniors ” to be held on September 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Pride Center at Equality Park, in Wilton Manors Florida.

This inaugural event is presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) at no cost to the community.  While it is focused on practical issues facing LGBT seniors, ALL are invited and encouraged to attend.  The Symposium will feature three expert speakers who will offer valuable information to assist the attendees in planning a safe and secure future.  The event will be followed by questions and answers.  Coffee and pastries will be provided by Starbucks.

The Symposium agenda is as follows:

Wanda E. Gozdz, CAPS, eSMM will discuss “Aging in Place”: “Adapting our space to meet our changing needs”
Wanda will discuss “The aspects of aging and how it impacts families psychologically, spiritually and physically.”
Everyone wants to live forever in his or her home.  Come and find out what tips you can use to modify your place so that you can live safely, securely and independently.

Ryan Schultz, ChFEBC, MBA will discuss “Living Comfortably in Retirement:  Financial Tools to Help You Age Gracefully.”
Ryan will cover investment strategies that will help you afford paying for care in your home, maintain your dignity as you age, and not outlast your savings.  Specific items include Long-term Care Insurance, IRAs and Annuities."

Stephanie L. Schneider, Board Certified Elder Law Attorney will discuss “Navigating the Maze:Estate and Long Term Care Planning Issues Unique to the LGBT Community”
Specific items discussed will include: Why Plan for your Future?  Creating a Management Plan for Incapacity. Strategies for Passing on Wealth and Minimizing Estate Tax.  Asset Preservation Strategies for Long Term Care/Medical Needs.   Facilities Visitation Rights.

About the Speakers:

Wanda E. Gozdz, CAPS, eSMM:
Wanda is president and founder of Golden Age Living, LLC and a business owner of 30 years in the information technology field. Gozdz is an author, residential interior designer and expert on Aging in Place. Her company provides transition solutions to Baby Boomers and their families by helping  seniors stay in their homes.  Gozdz conducts a curb to backyard assessment of your place in order to determine if you can live independently,  safely and securely in your home

Ryan Schultz, ChFEBC, MBA:
Ryan is an Insurance & Financial Advisor for the MassMutual/DBS Financial Group.  He holds his Florida 215 insurance license, his FINRA Series 7 & 66 securities licenses, and is a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC).  He is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Stephanie L. Schneider, Esquire:
Stephanie is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney by The Florida Bar and National Elder Law Foundation. She is a former Chair of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Her firm specializes in estate & long term care planning, special needs trusts, guardianship (adults & minors), trust & probate administration, and veterans benefits, with a focus on the LGBT Community.

Event Sponsors:  Starbucks, MassMutual/DBS Financial Group, Golden Age Living, LLC, South Florida Gay News and Fast Printz Design Studio and SAGE.

About Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC):
The GFLGLCC is a 501 C (6) Non Profit organization, with the following Mission Statement:  Dedicated to promoting business and economic opportunities for the LGBT and LGBT-friendly community in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. To be an advocate and resource for all member businesses that promote equality.  To promote tourism with a unified approach, by working with appropriate and related organizations.

For more information about the GFLGLCC, or to become a member, please visit GoGayFortLauderdale.com. For media coverage, press kits, membership kits and live interview requests, please contact Keith Blackburn at 305-798-5455, or via email at: GoGayFortLauderdale@gmail.com ###


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