Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. is the Keynote Speaker at the Upcoming Caring for Caregivers Conference

East Rutherford’s Access for All Committee Hosts the Second Annual Caring for Caregivers Conference on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the East Rutherford Community Center.

At the upcoming Caring for Caregivers Conference, caregivers will be provided with critical information and resources that support the needs of their special needs or “differently-abled” family members. Keynote Speaker Donald Vanarelli, attorney specializing in planning for elder care and unique issues related to parents of children with disabilities, will open the evening by sharing key information about legal documents required for parents of children with special needs.

The second half of the conference features guest panelists: Anthony Guzzo (architect with Guzzo + Guzzo Architects), Frank Recanati (Construction Official), and Dan Kotkin (Information Specialist with Bergen County, Division on Disabilities). The panel, moderated by East Rutherford Access for All Committee Chair Sherrill Curtis, will address audience questions regarding trends in home design for special needs family members, easing the renovation process, and available county/state resources.

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The Access for All Committee is a county-wide, diversity and inclusion initiative with the goal of ensuring special needs residents in Bergen County communities have access to the information, services, resources, and buildings operated by each municipality. Access for All brings together municipal and business leaders, public safety officials, and volunteers to share information about services and resources, legislative updates, and support options available on a county, state or federal basis.

Seating is limited. Pre-registration recommended. Registration information may be viewed on the East Rutherford website Calendar of Events or Access for All pages at:

Access for All meets hosts monthly meetings on the last Monday of each month, 7-8 p.m. at the East Rutherford Community Center.

About Donald D. Vanarelli 

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About Vanarelli & Li, LLC 

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email:

For additional information concerning special needs trusts and disability planning, visit: