Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. ( will present at the 2019 ALCA – New Jersey Fall Conference given by the Aging Life Care Association (Formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) on September 19, 2019 at the Asbury Hotel, 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey.  This is a full day program, from 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of the various types of irrevocable trusts used by elder law and special needs planning practitioners to assist elderly and disabled clients achieve eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits based upon financial need. Mr. Vanarelli will also summarize significant legal developments in the areas of elder and disability law impacted by irrevocable trusts. For additional information regarding this event, see below, or contact the Aging Life Care Association – New Jersey Chapter, Elyse Weber-Sacks, President, 201-323-3905, or visit the Aging Life Care Association website at

 About The Program:


Conference Speaker Bios
  • Dr. David Nathan – is a Princeton, NJ based psychiatrist, writer, speaker, educator, and consultant. He is the founder and board president of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. Dr. Nathan was one of the founding steering committee members of NJ United for Marijuana Reform. In 2015 he became the first physician in NJ history to testify in favor of cannabis legislation before the state legislature. He will give us a comprehensive overview of how the reform impacts our work with clients.
  • Robin Bacon-Hoffman – Robin is an Adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Pastor, writer, and Chair of the Springpoint Senior Living Ethics Committee. She has presented at the Leading Age conference on Ethics and has an extensive background in Elder care, pastoral care, leading workshops, and End of life care. She is a graduate of Penn State University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Robin will share the new legislative updates and help us understand our role with clients as the Medical Aid in Dying Act was introduced to New Jersey (MAID) in August.
  • Attorney Donald Vanarelli —Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization. Mr Vanarelli represents older and disabled persons and their representatives in financial long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for benefits, special needs planning, probate and guardianship proceedings. He will facilitate a question and answer mini-session on the ‘hot topics’ in Aging Life Care and legal matters that we encounter with clients.
  • Inspired Memory Care – IMC was founded on the belief that older adults both with and without memory impairment should have access to life-enriching, esteem-building experiences, sharing their wisdom and pursuing their passions each day. IMC provides training and consultation services to support organizations with bridging the gap gracefully and efficiently. Come be inspired by and for your client, and commit to bringing new meaning to both of your lives!
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: [email protected]

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