Financially Speaking

Sources for Financial and Legal Information and Assistance

Internal Revenue Service irs.gov
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887.

Long Term Care.gov longtermcare.gov
The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys naela.org
Professional association of over 4,200 attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

National Care Planning Council longtermcarelink.net
Helps families with long term care planning.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling debtadvice.org
Promotes financially responsible behavior and helps consumers drive down their debt and take control of their finances.

Special Needs Alliance specialneedsalliance.com
A national organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law.

The Women’s Institute for Financial Education wife.org
Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

U.S. Department of the Treasury godirect.org
Go Direct program for Social Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal benefits delivers funds directly in your bank account.

New & Noteworthy
The Irmo News: Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons has been awarded the 2016 Poet of the Year Award by the PoetryFest Foundation. Gibbons has a poem in the 2016 PoetryFest Publication, “On the Wings of Angels,” and has been cited as one of PoetryFest’s brightest poetry stars. Gibbons is a native
Leeza Gibbons knows firsthand of the devastation that Alzheimer’s disease can cause a family. After the loss of her grandmother and the diagnosis of her mother, Leeza and her family created the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation to meet the growing needs of those impacted by memory disorders. Interviewed by Winn
Alzheimer’s disease directly affects parts of the brain responsible for communication. Patients find it harder to both understand others and explain themselves. Patients also begin to forget the names of once familiar objects such as watches or pens. Early in the disease, people with Alzheimer’s are often able to hide
2017 © The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation