Prepare to Care for your Aging Parents Part II: An expert panel discusses key issues surrounding elder care

WHAT: A panel, made up of some of Miami’s foremost experts in elderly care, will present part II of the series Prepare to Care for Yourself and Your Family.  The free forum will address legal and financial issues related to long term care, such as trusts, long term care insurance, reverse mortgages and living wills. A physician will address end-of-life care issues and a social worker will talk about the benefits of developing a plan of care before crisis strikes.

WHO: The panel will include attorney Gina Martinez Nguyen; Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at FIU College of Medicine Dr. Mark Multach; and Certified Geriatric Care Manager for United HomeCare Services Marina Bravo. The event is sponsored by United HomeCare Services, in collaboration with the FIU Alumni Association, the FIU President’s Council, the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Northwestern Mutual Financial Services.

WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, October 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the FIU MARC Building International Pavilion, located at 11250 SW 8th Street in Southwest Miami-Dade County. The panel discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For a complete list of panelists and to RSVP, visit or contact Blanca Ceballos at 305-328-0875 or

Media Contact:  Lissette Lanza at 305-348-2232.        


About FIU:
Florida International University was founded in 1965 and is Miami’s only public research university. With a student body of more than 38,000, its 17 colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. More than 100,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “High Research Activity University”. In August 2009, FIU welcomed the inaugural class of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For more information about FIU, visit


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