Elder E-Letter: Summer 2019

Please Welcome Our New Intern

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Currently a senior at St. Mary’s University, Roderick Burnside is studying Accounting and Data Analytics. He is a recent addition to the team, serving as a marketing intern. Roderick is passionate about personal growth and helping others, and he volunteers for San Antonio Youth Literacy, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and he is on the board of the San Antonio College Alumni Committee. Above all else, Roderick loves meeting new people and learning from them.

Coming Up


July 17th Carol attends the Adult Protective Services community board meeting

July 19 Ellen talks presents Getting Your Affairs in Order at Brookdale Senior Living

July 22nd Carol talks about Transfer on Death Deeds at Oasis

July 31 – August 2 – Carol and Ellen attend UT Law’s Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference in Galveston, TX

August 14th Carol speaks at Alamo Area Home Care Council about Sexual Advanced Directives

August 14th Carol attends the Adult Protective Services community board meeting

August 14th Ellen speaks to Doctors and Medical staff about guardianship at
San Antonio Military Medical Center

September 19th Carol speaks at Oasis about Advanced Directives


Come join The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC for the 2019 Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk is an event that celebrates individuals with Down syndrome and increases awareness and inclusion. This one-mile walk is a family event and will include onsite activities such as music, face painting, inflatables, a train, vendor booths, and food trucks. Activities will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Walk starts at 11 am.

Date: October 19, 2019
Register online
Location: Enter Gate B: River City Community Church
16765 Lookout Road
Selma, TX


2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

Date: October 19, 2019
Registration at 7:00am | Ceremony at 9am | Walk at 9:30am
Route Length: 2 miles
Location: Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret Blvd


April 16 – Carol spoke at the North East Independent School District Academy of Learning In Retirement about legal issues facing elders.

May 9-10 – Carol and Ellen attended the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s conference in Fort worth, Texas

May 15 – Ellen attended the UT Health Planned Giving Advisory Council luncheon at the Mays Cancer Center

May 21 – Ellen participated in a round table discussion at St. Paul Catholic Church about Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Guardianships

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May 22 – Ellen Patterson, Jody Hudspeth, and Roderick Burnside attended the Voices for Children of San Antonio Annual CAM Messina Child Advocacy Award Luncheon

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May 23 – Carol attended the Silver Sabbath ‘Aging Gracefully’ Symposium along with Paralegal Toni O’Brien and Marketing Intern Roderick Burnside

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May 30 – Ellen presented Getting Your Affairs in Order to the North Star Mall Walkers Club


June 13 – Carol presented The Essentials of Caregiving: Legal and Financial Planning (June 2019) at UT Health Caring for the Caregiver Program

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June 18 – Ellen gave a speech for the Patient’s Institute MCCI Wellness Medical Center on Guardianships and Powers of Attorney


June 25 – Carol presented To Probate or Not to Probate at Oasis at San Antonio Oasis


Book Carol Bertsch or Ellen Patterson for a Presentation

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Please email jhudspeth@assistingseniors.com or click here if you’d like to book Carol Bertsch or Ellen Patterson to come and speak to your organization.

Caregiver’s Corner


UT Health: Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver is a great educational resource for caregivers. To view upcoming events visit the UT Caregivers Events Page.


UT Health: Glenn Biggs Institute

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases is another fantastic resource that hosts lectures about Alzheimer’s. Visit the Events Page for upcoming events.

Early Stage Suport Groups

Alzheimer’s Association

Click here for caregiver resources in Bexar County that are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.


What’s Going on in Your World?


We appreciate your feedback. Do you have a book or a topic you’d like to see featured in our newsletter? Please email your suggestions to jhudspeth@assistingseniors.com. All ideas are welcome.