The Holland Christian Home recently hosted a seminar covering a wide variety of end-of-life issues including estate planning, advance directives and living wills.
Guest speakers Jeffery R. Bascelli, Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) of the Bascelli Law Group, and Steven J. Baker, Senior Estate Planner from Barnabas Foundation, provided practical tips in clear and concise language. on topics including advance directives, living wills, Power of Attorney requirements, functions of a will, benefits of Charitable Bequests and more.
Bascelli achieved CELA certification through the ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation in 1994 and was chosen as a Top Elder Law Attorney by NJ-BIZ magazine in 2008. He concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law; disability planning; special needs planning; estate and trust planning as well as estate and trust administration. Bascelli is the past chair of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Elder Law Committee. He also serves as a Memorial Sloan Kettering Trust and Estate Associate.
Prior to joining the Barnabas Foundation in 1995, Baker practiced law for over five years, focused in Taxation and Benefits Law and Estate Planning. He holds a B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids and a law degree from the University of Detroit Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He serves on the board of the Muskegon Christian School Educational Foundation.
For more information on these topics, please contact the Foundation at 973-427-4087 or by email.
Celebrating 117 Years!
Speaking before several hundred residents, friends and supporters of the Home, Dr. Brown capped a wonderful evening of celebration by recalling the mission of service underlying the Home and many other Christian institutions in the area, and challenging attendees to strive to be “salt and light” in the world by continuing that tradition.
The audience also received greetings from Rob de Vos, Consul General of the Netherlands, who saw the Dutch cultural traits of persistence and optimism in the Home’s 117 year history. Special music was provided before and during the dinner by the North Jersey Homeschool Association String Ensemble and Chorale.
Proceeds from the Dinner will support the Home’s Mountain Vision project. Mountain Vision will provide each bed in the Mountain View Nursing Unit with a flat screen TV and nurse call unit with integrated speaker, as well as a new “Holland Christian Home Channel” that all our residents can access for information and video of special events.
(L-R) HCH Foundation President Bill Van Dyke, Netherlands Consul General Rob de Vos, Marion de Vos, HCH Board President John Belanus, Foundation Executive Director Richard Kuiken and guest speaker Dr. Tim Brown of Western Theological Seminary
Resident Betty Tolsma (2nd from the right) enjoying the evening with her sons Bill Bogertman (right) and Ken Bogertman (center), as well as Ken’s wife Lorna and son Mark.
The North Jersey Homeschool Association Chorale provided special music, including a charming rendition of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Corporate Sponsor: Atrium Pharmacy
Special Gifts: ditto Mamie & Harold K. Randall Foundation John L. & Grace P. Soldoveri Foundation