Sharonville is a city located within both Butler County and Hamilton County in the state of Ohio. The city had a population of approximately 13,560 people as of the most recent census. Approximately 17.6 percent of people living in Sharonville were found to be aged 65 or older as of this census.
For seniors, there are many resources available within Sharonville. Zimmer Law Firm can provide help to older people and to their families in learning about benefits and programs that can enhance quality of life and provide much-needed services for seniors. We can also help seniors to make sure they are able to become eligible for certain programs like Medicaid if they need care that is not available through free community-based programs or if they need care that they cannot afford to pay for on their own.
If you are a senior or if one of your family members is a senior living in Sharonville, you should contact Zimmer Law Firm to find out about the estate planning and elder law services that our legal team can provide to you. You can also review the list of resources that we have assembled which can help you to take advantage of services, programs and events within the community.
City of Sharonville Senior Activities
The City of Sharonville offers important information for residents about programs and services that may be of interest to them. On the City’s website, the Parks & Recreation Department has prepared a list of programs for seniors. There is a special Senior Adult program, which runs during a winter session from September through February and which runs during a session from March to August.
The Senior Adult program is open to people who are not members of the recreation department. Program activities include singing, cooking, needle arts, card games, lunches out, and seasonal fun. Seniors who are interested in taking part in the program or interested in participating in activities can register online and can browse activities and the events calendar available on the city’s website. The Parks and Recreation director can also be contacted via phone at 513-563-2895 for more information.
The Hyde Park Center for Older Adults also offers activity options for seniors who are able to travel to nearby Cincinnati. There are senior transportation options, lunch is cooked three times per week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday), and there is an on-site social worker who can provide basic help with paperwork for claiming benefits.
Estate Planning Services for Sharonville Seniors
Seniors should make certain they plan ahead for the future, in addition to finding out about benefits currently available to them. Making an estate plan is about much more than just creating a last will and testament, although making a will is what most people think of when they think about estate planning.
You also want to make plans to protect your assets from things like significant nursing home costs if you must go into a nursing home. You should also consider making an advanced plan for what could happen to you in the event of incapacity and for what kinds of medical care you wish to receive or decline in an emergency.
There are resources that you can use to help you to make some of your plans for your future including:
- Ohio Advanced Directive Planning for Healthcare: These forms come from the AARP and they allow you to name a healthcare proxy who will make care decisions when you can’t, as well as to make certain other plans in advance in case decisions must be made about your medical care in an emergency.
- Ohio’s Trust Code: The Trust Code in the state of Ohio establishes the rules for trust creation, the functions of a trust, and the administration of a trust after a trust creator (called a settlor) passes away. You can review Chapter 5801.01 to find out some of the key definitions of the words you need to know to understand Ohio’s trust laws.
- The Ohio Bar Association’s Guide to Living Trusts: This guide explains the revocable living trust, which is a common and popular type of trust that Ohio residents create as part of their estate plans. You can review the guide to find out why you might wish to incorporate a trust into your Ohio estate plan and to learn about some of the different goals that a trust can help you to accomplish. You can also learn about some of the key differences between the trust administration process and the probate process in the state of Ohio.
While these resources can help you to better understand some of the tools you can use to prepare for your future, they are not a substitute for getting legal advice. Not all forms found online are up-to-date or are as comprehensive as they should be to address your specific situation. Further, you don’t want to use the wrong forms or fail to complete the planning process correctly and end up not getting the expected protections that you were counting on. Rather than trying to handle the creation of your estate plan on your own, you should work with a qualified legal professional who can provide help that is tailored to your needs.
Getting Help from a Sharonville Estate Planning Attorney
A Sharonville estate planning attorney at Zimmer Law Firm can provide personalized help with all of your estate planning needs. While there are resources that you can consult yourself, these resources are no substitute for getting proper legal advice that is specific to your situation and that is provided by an experienced attorney who knows the law and who can help you to ensure that you are using legal tools correctly.
Zimmer Law Firm is here to provide the assistance that you need in making plans for end-of-life issues, incapacity, and the legacy that you want to leave. To find out more about the full array of services and supports that our legal team can provide you with, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 513.721.1513 to find out more about how our firm can help you.