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Senior Resource Center Opens in Melville

Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC) opens doors to center dedicated to Susan C Snowe

Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, (GDGC), a leading elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, celebrated its grand opening of the Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center on Thursday, June 14th. 

With the complexities of planning for long term care that includes health care choices, living options and financial issues, the resource center, within the offices of elder law and estate planning firm Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, offers a range of information from various organizations. It is the first facility of its kind on Long Island offering visitors an opportunity to browse for elder care information and speak with an elder law attorney at no charge during designated days and hours.

The center, named for a Long Island social worker whose career in advocacy for seniors and others in need spanned over three decades, is housed in the firm’s new suite of offices at 225 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 200.   

“We are creating a place where there’s no pressure, no anything, just a confidential setting,” said Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner, GDGC, at the ceremony. “We strive to serve our clients as well as Susan C Snowe did hers.”

“This is what Susan dedicated herself to,” said Alan Snowe, Ms Snowe’s husband.

Susan Snowe’s career spanned 32 years at AHRC where she counseled countless parents and families with disabled children.  After she retired from AHRC in 2002, Susan became an advocate for seniors and a proponent of aging at home. Susan passed away suddenly in 2010 at age 74.   

With the complexities and stress in planning for long term care that includes health care choices, living options and financial issues, noted GDGC officials, the Caregiver Resource Center offers a range of information and resources from various organizations.

Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (www.genserlaw.com)  provides creative advocacy and planning strategies in Elder Law. Their new GDGC Caregiver Resource Center will be open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM.  On Tuesday from 3 -  5 PM, visitors can speak to an elder law attorney and ask any questions.

“This is the first facility of its kind on Long Island offering visitors an opportunity to browse for elder care information and speak with an elder law attorney at no charge during designated days and hours,” said Ms Cona.

“This has been a long time coming, and we welcome this development,” said Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, who was on hand to issue a proclamation and assist with the ribbon cutting.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone also issued a proclamation to GDGC for their outstanding contributions assisting Long Island residents with elder care issues.  

In addition to Alan Snowe, honorees on hand to help mark the occasion were daughters Karen Snowe Welgen and Linda Snowe; Phil Stanziola, who has contributed journalistic photographs from the 1950s-60s to the office; and Lois Maller, a long time colleague of Ms Snowe at AHRC.

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