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Governor Brown Appoints Joaquin Anguera To The California Commission On Aging

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments  Joaquin Anguera, 72, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Commission on Aging. Anguera has been a professor at San Diego State University since 1999. He served in several positions at the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s Aging and Independent Services from 1974 to 2005, including as deputy director. Anguera is a member of Elder Law and Advocacy, Independent Transportation Network, Greater San Diego and Consumer Advocates for Residential Care for the Elderly Reform. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in human behavior from Alliant International University and a Master of Theology degree from the Catholic University of America. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Anguera is a Democrat. Information obtained from:Office of Governor Brown. For the full list of appointments please click on the following link...

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Seeking Attorney for Imperial County

STAFF ATTORNEY-IMPERIAL COUNTY ELDER LAW & ADVOCACY Elder Law & Advocacy (EL&A) was incorporated in California in 1978 as an IRS 501(c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit legal services provider.  The organization was created and designed over thirty five (35) years ago specifically to meet the needs of both rural and urban seniors and their family caregivers by providing expert legal and Medicare counseling to those who are in greatest need of services. During its distinguished career, EL&A has grown to serve over eight thousand (8,000) clients per year. EL&A seeks a staff attorney for its Imperial County programs @ 32 hours per week (full benefits). Responsibilities Provide legal services to older individuals, their family caregivers and proposed conservators and guardians. Conduct community education presentations on various legal topics. Manage and operate the legal services programs for EL&A’s Imperial County programs, including supervision of one employee. Establish and maintain relationships with outside entities such as those in the local aging service network. Some travel within Imperial County to serve clients...

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Feds and 15 states sue law firms and attorneys, alleging mortgage-relief scams

By Martha Neil Federal agencies and 15 states have announced a wave of litigation against law firms, attorneys, affiliated companies and others that claimed to perform work on behalf of homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. California attorney Stephen Siringoringo; the Florida-based firms Hoffman Law Group and Lanier Law; the Chicago-based Mortgage Law Group (now closed) and its three partners; and the Danielson Law Group in Utah, as well as six principals there, are among the defendants in a so-called Operation Mis-Modification enforcement sweep coordinated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and regulators in 15 states including Florida, Illinois and New York, according to the National Law Journal (sub. req.). The Charlotte Observer, Daily Business Review (sub. req.), the Hill, the Los Angeles Times (sub. req.) andReuters also have stories. Common themes in the 41 suits (the CFPB filed three, the FTC six and states another 32, the NLJ says) are upfront fees charged to homeowners, with little or no meaningful work allegedly provided to them in return. “The defendants disguised their false promises of...

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Pages of Interest This Week

Greetings from Elder Law and Advocacy! As we kick off summer, we’re hoping you’re getting out and enjoying yourselves. You’ll get more out of it than fresh air! According to a George Washington School of Public Health Study, taking a mere 15-minute walk after dinner helps to control blood sugar levels and lowers the risk for Type 2 Diabetes. These short walks were more effective than a 45 minute walk after breakfast! While enjoying this summer’s festivities, “giving it that old college try” is a great practice, except when it comes to drinking. A study out of Johns Hopkins University links Binge-drinking in older adults to insomnia. If sleeping better is a major concern for you, consider exchanging your burger-accompanying beer for one of these sugar-free mocktails. Your pillow will thank you for it. The seemingly endless healthcare debate is also following us into the warmer months. Californians, particularly, seem to have an extra layer of complication when it comes to navigating healthcare laws. Luckily, KQED has explained Obamacare specifically...

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