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You have the power to protect your life savings.

We're barely two months into 2019 and those who administer Michigan's system of long-term care have already "reinterpreted" past practices and raised new barriers on providing benefits to those who failed to plan ahead. Tough, almost punitive, restrictions continue to ambush the unwary. The good news for our LifePlan members is that they've taken the necessary (but not easy) steps to protecting their legacy.

A SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Time and again, I meet with new folks who tell me that the "only reason we're here" is because a friend has a LifePlan and they've been nagging them to come see us. I am both proud of your confidence and humbled that so many of you demonstrate that trust by referring your friends and family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

In the Know with Carrier Law

The Informal Probate Process in Michigan.

What is Informal Probate and why does it matter? Download our guide that will walk you through how to understand the process and how the Probate Lawyers at Carrier Law can help.

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Common Problems With Do-It-Yourself Wills.

Sometimes putting the wrong documents in place is actually more costly than having nothing in place at all. Download our guide on how to avoid a DIY Will and what Carrier Law can do to help.

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Join our FREE Workshops with Visiting Experts

Your Final Wishes and Funeral Planning
Melissa Snead-Mitchell, Advance Planning Specialist

Thursday, February 21 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

We will teach you how to decide and document your final wishes, specific steps in planning your journey, and how to make funeral planning easy on your loved ones. Register >
Hearing Loss and Your Options
Benjamin P. Norris, BC-HIS - Miracle Ear
Erin Harmon, ClearCaptions Phone

Wednesday, March 6 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

This workshop will go over the most recent hearing aid updates that allow those challenged with hearing loss to reconnect with their world.
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Staying Active and Mobile at all Ages
Dr. Mike Kwast – i-Chiro

Thursday, March 14 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Stay active and healthy at each stage of your life. Avoid falls, and the nursing home. Prevent arthritis and lack of mobility. Register >
Medicare Made Simple
Nancy Courser, CLTC, CSFP

Wednesday, April 10 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Learn the requirements for medicare and how to enroll. Discuss resources and tools available to assist in your decision making. Register >
Getting to the Other Side of Grief
Robert C. DeVries, D.Min., Ph.D.
Susan Zonnebelt-Smeege, R.N., Ed.D.

Wednesday, May 8 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Maybe you've lost a loved one, received a terminal diagnosis, or had to move a loved one to a care unit. These all come with grief. Register >
How to Maximize Social Security
Nancy Courser, CLTC, CSFP

Wednesday, June 12 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Learn useful strategies for maximizing your social security benefits, to coordinate with your spouse, the right time to apply, and more. Register >
Caring for a Loved One at Home
Veronica Horsley-Pettigrew, LLMSW

Wednesday, July 17 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

You will learn about the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and how it can provide the support you may need. Register >
Do's & Don't's of Enrolling in Medicare
Nancy Courser, CLTC, CSFP

Wednesday, September 25 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
4965 E Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Wednesday, September 18 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
12330 James Street, Suite B-10, Holland, MI 49424
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This workshop will go over important guidelines of the Medicare Open Enrollment process & Annual Election Period.

Join our FREE LifePlan Workshops

Holland Thursday February 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register >
Grand Rapids Wednesday: February 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Register >
Norton Shores Friday: February 22, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Register >
Grand Rapids Saturday: February 23, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Register >
Norton Shores Tuesday: March 5, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Register >
Holland Friday: March 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register >
Grand Rapids Friday: March 8, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Register >

"I thank the Carrier Law team for helping me understand how to better protect my mother's financial wishes and needs."

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Community Outreach & Events

Spreading Joy

As part of our Valentine Visitor Initiative, the Carrier Law LifePlan Team visited almost 150 nursing home resident clients and staff with flowers, chocolate, and time; residents whose life savings have been preserved, protected, defended.
Powered by Volunteers

Carrier Law is proud to be a sponsor of Laughfest, supporting Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. Get tickets to this hilariously wonderful event.

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