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The Brennan & Rogers, PLLC Journal

December 2022

The Attorneys of Brennan & Rogers, PLLC:

Mary Kathryn Brennan, Esq.

Smilie G. Rogers, Esq.

Michael A. Cahill, Esq.

Katherine M. Audet, Esq.

along with the Office Staff:

Council, Emilee, Emma, and Kimberly

Extend our sincerest wishes to you and your family for a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Holiday Office Hours

The office will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022, in observance of the Christmas Holiday and on Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of the New Year's Day Holiday.

Updates in Elder Law and Estate Planning

Protecting Spouses of Medicaid Applicants: 2023 Guidelines

Before the federal government enacted spousal impoverishment protections, many healthy spouses faced poverty when their partners needed long-term care. The spousal impoverishment rules are based on the idea that spouses will provide for each other.

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Pros and Cons of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) is one option a person may consider to protect their assets from Medicaid and nursing homes or long-term care. A MAPT is an irrevocable trust created during your lifetime.

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Medicaid Renewals Resuming: The Information Gap

Medicaid recipients are inconsistently informed about the end of the PHE and its effect on their health insurance benefits in terms of the amount of information they have and where they receive their information. 

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Professional Spotlight

Eliot Connects:

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Founded on the belief that the welfare of each of us is bound to the well-being of ALL in their community, Eliot Connects, a 501c3 mutual aid non-profit is a group of community-minded members that support the well-being of Eliot and all its citizens with the goal to support all citizens of Eliot by bringing together and creating opportunities for neighbors to help their fellow neighbors, organizations, and initiatives to serve as a connector in their flourishing community and to get out information on a variety of services, assistance programs, and events.

The programs they have implemented and support include:

  1. CARE Kits: CARE products & kits are collected & distributed throughout our community. Accepting Donations: Winter: Dec 1-12. Spring: April 1-10
  2. Gleaning Program: Gathering extra produce from local farmers & gardeners, coordinating and distributing fresh and cooked items to our local organizations & residents. Late spring through to fall
  3. Safe Summer Kickoff: A community gathering with our local PD around summer fun and safety. Stuff a Cruiser with Summer CARE items for local organizations. Second Saturday in June
  4. Back to School Supply Drive: Gathering and distributing school supplies for our Marshwood students & schools. End of August before the start of school
  5. October in the Pumpkin Patch: at Back Fields Farm. Second Sunday in October
  6. Give Warmth Event: Warm Hands & Warm Hearts. A fun winter community event at the Eliot skate rink. Gather hats, gloves, & fuel aid for local organizations. Saturday at the end of January (based on the weather)
  7. Intergenerational Programs: Fostering interaction and connection between young & old in our community. Year-round volunteer opportunities
  8. Footprints Food Project: A neighborhood community-building food collection program with Footprints Pantry. Year-round volunteer opportunities

Volunteers and community partners with new ideas to help create community connections in Eliot are always needed and welcome in many capacities including:

  1. Community Helpers
  2. Marketing & Communications
  3. Program Team Leaders
  4. Volunteer Liaison
  5. Fundraising & Finance
  6. Resource Organizing & Coordination
  7. Organization Operations & Business Tasks

To make a donation, volunteer, and find out more information, please visit Eliot Connects online, contact them via email at and follow them on Facebook.

"Help the life of one person and you help the community"

Are you a local professional or organization or do you know of one? We welcome the opportunity to feature your written piece in our monthly newsletter! 

Please email Kim for more information!

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Shrek The Musical!

We wanted to congratulate the entire cast and crew of the Marshwood School District's Fall District Musical: Shrek The Musical! All the cast and crew worked tirelessly and they delivered outstanding performances at all the shows. We are proud to support the Marshwood School District's Theatre productions. 

Community events like these are what make our town great. If you have a community event that could use some time in the spotlight, please email

Meet the Attorneys of Brennan & Rogers, PLLC

Mary Kathryn Brennan, Esq.

Smilie G. Rogers, Esq.

Michael A. Cahill, Esq.

Katherine M. Audet, Esq.

Brennan & Rogers, PLLC

279 York Street

York, Maine 03909

2 Storer Street, Suite 111 Kennebunk, Maine 04043

Mailing address:

PO Box 467

York, Maine 03909

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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Brennan & Rogers, PLLC

279 York Street (PO Box 467) 

York, Maine 03909

(207) 361-4680