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Many thanks to all who voted in the annual Danville Register & Bee's Readers' Choice Awards! The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia placed First in the Law Firm Category in this year's contest. This honor means a great deal to us, and we deeply appreciate all who took the time to make their votes heard! 

The results of the Reader's Choice awards were announced in the Sunday, April 9th, 2017 edition of The Danville Register & Bee and are now also online for those who were unable to grab a copy. 

Why not join The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia for an evening of blues-oriented rock at Rives Theatre on April 15th?  The doors open at 8pm, and advanced tickets are $10.00, or $15.00 at the door. If you are interested in tickets, please call 276-224-6828.

The band's line-up includes Matt Bryant (guitar), Scout Wiles (bass), Austin Gilbert, (drums),  Preston Painter (vocals), and Angus Hobson (guitar, organ).

Caregiving can be one of the most compassionate and fulfilling things a person can do, and the Caring Village team aims to make it more manageable for caregivers – helping them feel more in control, worry less, and have more quality time to spend with loved ones.

Yoga can be good for adults of all ages, especially seniors! Know someone who may benefit from a FREE class on Wednesdays starting April 5th with a Registered Yoga Teacher? The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia will be sponsoring a class to be held at the historic John D. Bassett / EMI Building starting Wednesdays on April 5th! Pass this information along if you know someone who could benefit from this class - We hope to see you there! 

The ballot is up now for the Danville Register & Bee's Readers' Choice Contest! Getting First Place would mean a great deal to us and we need your help! It only takes a few moments to vote.

Interested in hearing Robert W. Haley, Certified Elder Law Attorney® speak on the topic of Estate Planning?  Be sure to catch him at his upcoming seminar at United Baptist Church in Danville, Virginia on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00am! 

Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley and staff of The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia are pleased to announce the addition of Laura E. Frazier. Ms. Frazier will join the firm in an “of counsel” position. Frazier will be based at the firm’s Bassett office located on Fairystone Park Highway. 

Frazier joins our staff with 9 years of general practice experience. Her past positions include Assistant Public Defender for the City of Martinsville and Associate Attorney of the firm of Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe and Reynolds. Her last position was as a solo practitioner with a concentration in serving as Guardian Ad Litem for children and adults, ensuring their rights are protected during legal proceedings. 

Back in September of last year, we published an article about Alzheimer's Disease on our blog regarding a new drug that clears toxic proteins from the brain. Now there is another treatment in the works with the aim of fighting back against this destructive disease!

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions - amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.  

Every family needs someone to help manage care and services for their aging adults.

Our resource site, found here was created by The Estate and Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia and aims to provide lists of many services or resources for seniors available in Southern Virginia! 

We are now about a month into the new year and President Trump has taken office in an election that has surprised many! Here are just a few key issues of interest to watch out for this year that affect seniors and their families as well as those persons with disabilities: 

Congratulations to Mr. Haley as we recognize your 5 Year Anniversary of being named an AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell! An AV rating symbolizes an attorney with the highest possible peer review rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.