For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University Presents FREE Financial Planning Seminars

Experts to Discuss Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, and Guardianship

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 13, 2009—According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, 44.4 million caregivers (or one out of every five households ) are involved in caregiving to persons aged 18 or over, and 34 million caregivers provide care for someone aged 50+. Are you one of the millions? Will you be someday? Find out how to make a plan for the future with one of these free financial planning seminars offered by Georgian Court’s Office of Planned Giving.

“The Lofty Pines Society Seminars are designed to give people a better understanding on how to plan their finances for the future,” said Maja Meighan, director of planned giving. “Also, when you have aging relatives who are not able to communicate, you need to know the most efficient way to handle their financial needs.”

The following seminars are offered this spring:

Planning Your Legacy
Wednesday, April 1, 2:00–4:00 p.m., Casino Ballroom
Don’t leave your future up to chance—you’re never too young to discover the benefits of estate planning. Geoffrey S. Close, CIMA, CAP, vice president and wealth adviser at Morgan Stanley and a certified wealth strategist, will teach you strategies for protecting and transferring your wealth. He’ll also give you the tools you’ll need to discuss your current and future wishes with your family.

Maximizing Life Insurance, Annuities, and Long-Term Care
With Andrew M. Horn & Associates
Wednesday, April 8, 2:00–4:00 p.m., North Dining Room
Life insurance and annuities can play a vital role at every stage of one’s life and are a strategic financial tool for estate planning. Long-term care insurance is also a very important tool in that process. Join us to hear Andrew M. Horn, a 30-year veteran of the insurance/ investment arena, explain how you can maximize the benefits of life insurance, annuities, and long-term care to secure your financial future. Mr. Horn is a member of the Professional Economic Growth Group and has received numerous company and industry awards.

The Rules of Guardianship
With Carole Hedinger, CPA, ’83 & Douglas J Hull, Esq.
Wednesday, April 29, 12:00–2:00 p.m., North Dining Room
How would you help a loved one who can no longer communicate or make sound decisions? Join us to learn about the legal responsibilities of guardianship from two of the area’s top experts. Ms. Hedinger is a CPA who was deputy executive director as well as acting executive director to the New Jersey Lottery. She is currently chief clerk to the Ocean County Surrogate Court. Mr. Hull has been a practicing lawyer for more than 30 years and specializes in estate planning, estate settlement and litigation, real estate, elder law issues, and civil and municipal court litigation. He hosts “Inside the Law” on WOBM 1160AM.

All seminars will be held on the GCU Lakewood campus. Although they are free, registration is required. Online registration is available at You may also register by calling the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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