Winthrop Attorney Daniel J. Eccher will speak at the Winthrop Lakes Region Chamber’s breakfast set for 7:15-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Winthrop Commerce Center, 16 Commerce Plaza, Winthrop.

How to navigate the long-term care system will be the topic, according to a news release from the chamber.

Nationally, the median annual cost for long-term care ranges from $48,612 to $102,200. The cost of a nursing home for three years could easily exceed $300,000.

How do families and aging individuals figure out how to plan and prepare for long term care?

Dan Eccher Photo courtesy of Levey, Wagley, Putman & Eccher, P.A.

Eccher, who specializes in elder law and is a partner with Levey, Wagley, Putman & Eccher, P.A., explains “many families are broadsided by a sudden need for a loved one to receive long-term care services, either in their home or in a facility,” according to the release.

“It is with advanced planning that I can help them the most,” Eccher added, according to the release. “But we can even help families save assets when the elder is on the facility doorstep or already admitted.”

To kick off the New Year, this breakfast will be free. Community members and business owners are invited to learn more about this important topic and opportunities to join the Chamber.

The Winthrop Commerce Café and Crostini’s Catering will serve coffee and pastry. Sponsored by Brian S. Berry & Associates, CPAs. Space donated by Lou Carrier and the Winthrop Commerce Center.

If the local schools are closed because of inclement weather, the chamber breakfast talk will be postponed.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 377-8020 or [email protected].

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