On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Amy Stabler and I staffed a table at the 9th Annual Senior Health and Wellness Resource Fair at the Kenneth C. Aiken Senior and Community Center in Castro Valley. It was a wonderful outreach opportunity for us. I counted 52 people coming to the ACLL table.
Some popular items were: our pens, bookmarks and the California State Bar pamphlets with information on “Seniors and the law”, elder abuse, estate planning and living trusts. We also gave out Lawyer in the Library schedules, flyers on local legal resources, forms for Uniform Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Directives, conference room flyers and Resources guides about conservatorship and elder abuse.
Some of the questions or comments included: “…glad I ran into you”, “What is the difference between a will and a living trust?”, “Thank you for being here” and “I never knew about you” (just the reason we were there).
We did discover that the Spanish versions of the State Bar pamphlets were not as popular but because of the good attendance of the Asian-American community, pamphlets in Chinese would be better for next year. Overall, the day was another excellent way to get the word out about who we are and all the valuable services we provide to public with the added bonus of connecting with other local agencies.