Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) is a non-profit regional law firm that provide high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.
PLAN AHEAD & PROTECT YOURSELF!
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) wants seniors to understand their legal rights, avoid abuse and victimization, and protect their safety, assets, income, and independence.
To help seniors do this, LAWO developed the “Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself” Legal Series for Seniors, which includes legal classes, clinics, cases, and other services—with an emphasis on prevention, individual empowerment, and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
LAWO has developed five legal classes and three legal clinics to help older persons protect their rights, safety, assets, income, and independence. Class materials include short videos, audio clips, fact sheets, workbooks, and live presentations. Individuals can access the materials in a way that works best for them - on their own, in group classes or clinics (at senior center or senior housing sites, for example), or with help of others. Several thousand older adults have participated in Plan Ahead classes and clinics since the inception of the project.
More information and the class materials are available at www.legalaidline.org.
LAWO collaborates with many other senior stakeholders and service providers to make this information available to seniors in user-friendly, efficient, and successful ways. Interested in more information, scheduling a class or clinic, or partnering in other ways? Contact Chanda Brown, Paralegal, at cbrown [at] lawolaw.org or (419) 930-2433.