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Support Pro Seniors on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving on Tuesday, December 1st, is the perfect opportunity to give back in an impactful way to a cause you believe in, like Pro Seniors. Every day, we help seniors resolve their legal and long-term care problems through our legal services and ombudsman program. Ohio SMP is trying to prevent problems by teaching seniors to protect themselves from Medicare fraud and identity theft.

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Article Shows How Hotlines Affect Litigation

Managing hotline attorney Mike Walters has an article in the November CERA Blog, produced by Elder Law of Michigan’s Center for Elder Rights Advocacy, about how hotlines can create impactful litigation. Using Wheaton vs. McCarthy as an example, Walters shows how Pro Seniors’ Legal Hotline was able to identify the problem and clients in a timely manner, and as a result, ensure justice for thousands of Ohio’s seniors.

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Pro Seniors Executive Director Honored for her Leadership

Pro Seniors Executive Director Rhonda Y. Moore has been awarded the Denis Murphy Award from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation. The Denis Murphy Award was created in 1998 in honor of Denis J. Murphy, the Foundation’s founding board president, and is given annually to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aid societies.

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Pro Seniors Honors Seniors Who Rock

Pro Seniors celebrated its 40th Anniversary by honoring four Seniors Who Rock, showing that seniors are indeed a vibrant part of our community. The honorees were Marty Brennaman, Sr. Rose Ann Fleming, the Honorable Nathaniel Jones, and Mary Meinhardt.

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Ohio SMP Project Manager on Medicare Nation

Ohio SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Project Manager, Anne Fredrickson was Diane Daniels’ guest on Medicare Nation to talk about stopping fraud against seniors.

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Sixth Circuit Court Weighs in on the Definition of Family

Pro Seniors filed a federal class action challenging the way that the State of Ohio defines the word “family” under the Medicaid Act, which requires states that receive federal Medicaid funds to provide low-income Medicare beneficiaries with financial assistance to help pay their out-of-pocket Medicare costs. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that “family” does indeed include the Medicare beneficiary’s spouse.

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