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October 26, 2020

Walking for ADRC

Today Vincent is joined by Frank Buquicchio who shares details for this year’s annual fundraiser for ADRC. This year the annual walk has gone Virtual. We hope that you will consider a donation to this great cause.

Song of the Day: Walk of Life – Dire Straits


October 28, 2020

World Series Champions

Today Vincent celebrates the World Series as the Dodgers win after 32 years. He shares some of the game highlights and his love for the sport. He can’t wait for baseball to start again in the new year but until then “We Are the Champions”!

Song of the Day: We are the Champion – Queen


October 30, 2020

Pumpkin Contest

Today Vincent is joined by Melanie as they showcase this year’s RLG Pumpkin Contest submissions. They review the categories for the contest and announce the winners! We thank everyone who participated and wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Song of the Day: Monster Mash – The Crypt Kickers and Bobby Pickett


November 9, 2020

Come Together

Vincent is back after a week off. Tune in to today’s check-in and “Come Together”. Vincent shares an update on current events.

Song of the Day: Come Together – The Beatles


November 13, 2020

A Ballerina Awakened

Vincent shares this most touching video of Marta González as her memories are rekindled by listening to Swan Lake. This prima ballerina suffering from Alzheimer’s listened to Swan Lake, and memories of her old routine came back.

Song of the Day: Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky


A Sibling’s Love

Most of the time when there is a child with special needs it’s assumed that the parents will see to their welfare. But, what happens if the parents are unable to do so?

In this episode of Family Comes First, listen to guest, Craig Marcott, author of the book, The Art of Advocacy. Learn his story of how he became an advocate for his younger brother. Also hear from Deanna Eble, Partner at the Russo Law Group, PC, specializing in special needs planning.

Watch “A Sibling’s Love,” on the Catholic Faith Network, click the link below.

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Going for Gold

No matter what, dreams can come true! Just ask Lora Webster, Paralympic Gold Medalist who won her gold medal in Rio at the 2016 games for sitting volleyball.

In this empowering episode of Family Comes First, hear from Lora herself as she discusses her journey to gold.

Watch, “Going for Gold,” on the Catholic Faith Network, click the link below.

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Manny Silberman: For All Ages

Everyone loves LEGO, adults and children alike!

Meet Manny Silberman, a 97-year-old whose love of LEGO continues to be a part of his daily life.

In this episode of Family Comes First, hosts Vincent J. Russo, of Russo Law Group, PC and Victoria Roberts Drogin, founder of the Women’s Leadership Institute and a Professor of Organizational Leadership at Mercy College School of Business, interview Manny who proudly shares his life story and where and why his joy of LEGO emerged.

Watch “Manny Silberman: For All Ages,” on the Catholic Faith Network, click the link below.

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Vincent RussoVincent J. Russo, of Russo Law Group, P.C. brings over thirty years of professional experience to Family Comes First® as an attorney and an advocate for seniors and children and adults with special needs. He is an author, a teacher and has lectured locally and nationally.


Catholic Faith NetworkVincent is a featured contributor on the Catholic Faith Network’s new show CFN Live. Vincent is the show’s sole Legal Contributor. In his segment, entitled “In the Legal Know,” Vincent provides expert insight into legal matters including estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning.

Announcing New Videos Daily!

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October 14, 2020

Mother Nature’s Son

Today Vincent is taking in the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and shares his appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Song of the Day: “Beatles – Mother Nature’s Son”


October 16, 2020

Avoiding Probate

Today Vincent is joined by Marie Elena Puma, Esq. to discuss Probate. We have received a good number of calls regarding Probate and would like to take a few minutes to address the topic of How to Avoid Probate and what you need to know about Probate.

Song of the Day: “Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heavens Door”


October 21, 2020

The Elective Share

Today Vincent is joined by Marie Elena Puma to discuss what options are available for married couples when one passes, what happens to their assets. New York law is very specific in its protection of the inheritance rights of a spouse (husband or wife). Under the law, a spouse is entitled to an “elective share” of the assets. Watch to learn more.

Song of the Day: “Stevie Wonder – Can’t Put It In The Hands of Fate”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

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October 1, 2020

The Right to Vote

Vincent is joined by Robert Russo today as they discuss the right to vote. Robert will explain the different ways in which we can vote. Watch today’s check in to learn more.

Song of the Day: “America – Simon and Garfunkel”


October 2, 2020

Mike and Myra Cooking

Vincent shares a cooking video from the Theresa Foundation. Meet Mike and Myra Gilfix, this year’s Theresa Award recipients. Watch today’s check-in as they show us how to make one of their favorite Berry Muffin Recipes from the Theresa Foundation’s “Angel Food” cookbook.

Song of the Day: “Coconut By Harry Nilsson”


October 5, 2020

NYS Medicaid Home Care

Vincent shares an update on the new draconian changes to the NYS Medicaid Home Care Laws. Watch now to learn how these changes can impact you.

Song of the Day: “Our House – Crosby & Stills & Nash & Young”


October 7, 2020

Selecting a Trustee

Vincent is joined today by Senior Partner, Marie Elena Puma, Esq. as they discuss the important role of a Trustee. Vincent asks the $64,000 question – Whom should I appoint as Trustee? Watch today’s check-in for the answer.

Song of the Day: “Bill Withers – Lean On Me”


October 9, 2020

Lennon

Today Vincent shares some of his favorite Beatle songs in memory for John Lennon’s 80th Birthday.

Song of the Day: “John Lennon – Imagine”


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September 14, 2020

Back to School

Vincent welcomes the students back to school. He shares his memories of going to school on the 1st day following his brother, playing on the schoolyard, making friends, and impacts that were lifelong.
We hope all of the children going back are safe and continue to enjoy going to school.

Song of the Day: “We’re Going to Be Friends, Whitestripes”


September 17, 2020

Riding the Guardianship Wave

Today Vincent is joined by Eric Einhart to further discuss Guardianship matter. They share case studies to help better understand the importance of Guardianship. The attorney is here to help advise you on the possible options you have available to help a family member. If you have question on Medicaid Planning, please reach out to our office, 516-683-1717.

Song of the Day: “Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys”


September 22, 2020

Allevard Street

Today Vincent shares with us the history of Allevard Street as he takes a stroll through Lido Beach Dunes. Do you know what was there before Marvel Ice Cream shop or who used to visit the pizza place across the street? Watch to find out on today’s “Checking In with Vincent.”

Song of the Day: “Penny Lane – the Beatles”


September 24, 2020

TPS in Jeopardy

Vincent shares with us the importance of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This is a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of certain countries experiencing problems that make it difficult or unsafe for their nationals to be deported there. Watch to learn more.

Song of the Day: “Refugee by Skip Marley”


September 25, 2020

Notorious RBG

Today we say farewell to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may she Rest In Peace. Vincent shares 8 ways that she made an incredible difference in our society.

Song of the Day: “Respect – Aretha Franklin”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

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September 2, 2020

I Used To Be…

Today Vincent is joined by his friend, Fred C. Klein as they discuss their past, present, and future.

Song of the Day: “When we was Fab – George Harrison”


September 3, 2020

Playing In traffic

Today Vincent shares his commute to the office. Who likes traffic? During this time of the pandemic, we have learned that our staff has been successful in working remotely. Working remotely has limited the amount of time we are stuck in traffic and reduced our carbon footprint.

Song of the Day: “Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John”


September 9, 2020

Guardianship for Seniors

Today Vincent is joined by Eric J. Einhart to discuss Guardianship matter for families with a senior who needs help and has not done any pre-planning. Vincent shares the message today that it is never too late. He also announces his debut on a new TV show, CFN live as a legal contributor for the segment “In the Legal Know” on 9/17.

Song of the Day: “It’s Never Too Late – Tommy Emmanuel”


September 11, 2020

Health Care Proxies 101

Today Vincent is joined by Lauren E. Soule as they address the 3 Mistakes to Avoid Making on Your Health Care Proxy. Do you know what a health care proxy is and it’s purpose? Watch to learn more about them. Vincent also shares a few words in remembrance of the attacks on 9/11.

Song of the Day: ” The Rising – Bruce Springsteen”


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August 19, 2020

It’s Not Too Late for “Retirement Planning

While Vincent is waiting for his car to complete its service check, he gives us a quick update on retirement planning. He shares some tips on how to prepare for the days of retirement. Individuals with IRAs, Roth Accounts and other retirement accounts watch for some quick tips.

Song of the Day: “In the summertime by Mungo Jerry”


August 21, 2020

History of Vinyl Records

Vincent talks about the history of vinyl records today and shares his collection. Watch to learn more.

Song of the Day: “Roll Over Beethoven”


August 24, 2020

No One Should be Alone

Today Vincent is joined by Nancy Amer-Lake a clinical social worker to talk about isolation and the disconnect that is occurring for seniors and young people during this pandemic.

Song of the Day: “Nowhere Man”


August 26, 2020

Summer Getaways

Vincent looks back at the trips he took during this past Summer. Did you get a chance to rest and take a vacation? Share them with us.

Song of the Day: “Rocky Mountain High – John Denver”


The Belmonte Family: Caring for the Elderly

The Belmonte family on Family Comes First - click to watch the videoWe’re throwing it back to Season 1 when we interviewed the Belmonte Family. The struggles this family experienced in 2008, still ring true for many families today.

What do you do when one of your elderly parents needs more help with their day-to-day life than a family can provide alone?

On this episode of Family Comes first, sponsored by the Russo Law Group, hear from Peter Belmonte – a baby-boomer who was juggling a job, his own family of four, his responsibilities to his mom who lives in the community, and his dad, who after a painful family decision, was placed in a nursing home. How did this family cope?

To watch “The Belmonte Family: Caring for the Elderly,” on the Catholic Faith Network, click the link below.

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The Waters Family: Aging in Place

The Waters family on Family Comes First - click to watch the videoOne of the most profound issues facing the sandwich generation is when your role as the child shifts and you now have to take care of your parents. More and more parents today are relying on their children for care as they age.

In this episode of Family Comes First, listen to Marta Waters’ story and how she manages to meet the needs of her aging relatives while also raising children at the same time – all under one roof.

Hear from experts at Catholic Health Services of Long Island and the Russo Law Group, Long Island’s signature elder law, special needs and estate planning law firm.

To watch “The Waters Family: Aging in Place,” on the Catholic Faith Network, click the link below.

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Special Update- Living with a Disability

Living with Disability episode video thumbnail - click to watch the videoDid you know that more than 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability?

On this special edition of Family Comes First, hear from past guests Gary Carpenter, Michael Amoruso, and Mark Haubner as they update us on their lives since their original episode aired.

To watch “Special Update- Living with a Disability,” on the Catholic Faith Network, click the link below.

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Vincent RussoVincent J. Russo, of Russo Law Group, P.C. brings over thirty years of professional experience to Family Comes First® as an attorney and an advocate for seniors and children and adults with special needs. He is an author, a teacher and has lectured locally and nationally.


Catholic Faith NetworkVincent is a featured contributor on the Catholic Faith Network’s new show CFN Live. Vincent is the show’s sole Legal Contributor. In his segment, entitled “In the Legal Know,” Vincent provides expert insight into legal matters including estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning.

Announcing New Videos Daily!

Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters.

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August 4, 2020

Tracking Isaias

Today Vincent is on the shores of Lido Beach as he gives an update on the storm Isaias. He also gives some tips on how to be prepared.

Song of the Day: “Riders on the Storm – The Doors”


August 7, 2020

The SECURE Special Needs Trust

Vincent focuses on the new law changes that affect the inheritance rules of 401ks and IRAs. He shares the options that are available to parents of children with special needs.

Song of the Day: “Bang on the Drum by Todd Rundgren'”


August 12, 2020

Coping Strategies

Today Vincent is joined by Nancy Amer-Lake a clinical social worker to talk about coping strategies during this pandemic.

Song of the Day: ” I’ve Got a Feeling”


August 14, 2020

Children with Special Needs Back to School

Today Vincent is joined by Karen Geller-Hittleman, Assistant Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County (CP Nassau) as they discuss the steps taken for their students and staff to return to school safely.

Song of the Day: “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon”


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Day 127 – July 27, 2020

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Today we welcome back baseball! Vincent share with us his favorite team.

Song of the Day: “Take me out to the ballgame (Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly)”


Day 129 – July 29, 2020

Retirement Saving Tips

Vincent is joined today by Partner, Deanna Eble as they dVincent provide 3 planning tips to generate income for retirement.

Song of the Day: “Bang the Drum All Day”


Day 131- July 31, 2020

Good Trouble

Today Vincent remembers John Lewis and talks about the civil rights movement.

Song of the Day: “Ain’ Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round”


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Day 120- July 20, 2020

A Hug from Afar

Today Vincent is joined by Myra Gilfix who shares with us her poem called “A Hug from Afar”.

Song of the Day: “You’ve Got a Friend”


Day 122 – July 22, 2020

Benefits for a Disabled Adult Child

Vincent is joined today by Partner, Deanna Eble as they discuss social security benefits and the necessary qualifications. 

Song of the Day: “Oh Very Young by Cat Stevens”


Day 124 – July 24, 2020

On the Funny Side II: Homebound

Vincent is joined by Susan in today’s check-in as they share comic strips that keep them laughing during quarantine.

Song of the Day: “Working in a Coal Mine”


In Case You Missed It:

COVID-19: How to Access Medicaid Home Care

Hosted by Vincent J. Russo

We at the Russo Law Group are very concerned about the impending changes to the NYS Medicaid Home Care Program Effective October 1, 2020.
You still have time to transfer your assets (such as your residence) into a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust prior to October 1, 2020 to avoid these new transfer penalty rules for homecare in the future.
We also urge anyone you know who may need Medicaid home care services to contact us immediately so that we can apply before December 31, 2020 (before the new rules are implemented).

The Time To Act Is Now!

For more information, view our recent webinar on Medicaid Home Care by clicking below.
We are available to help you with your long-term care needs.
We have expanded our office hours to ensure that we can implement your long term care plan before October 1st.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Stay Safe and be Well,
Sincerely Yours,
Vincent J. Russo, JD, LL.M, CELA
Managing Partner
Vincent hosted a Facebook Live Event to answer any questions on the changes to Medicaid. During the session, Vincent discussed:
  • COVID-19 Medicaid Alert
  • 7 Step Process to Medicaid Home Care
  • Comprehensive Planning
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Vincent J. Russo joined Hilary Topper to address common questions from her community on her New York Lifestyle Bog.

Vincent addressed topics such as; What documents should you have in place if you have an elderly parent?, What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?, and What is the difference between Assisted Living and Indepentd Living?

The attorneys at Russo Law Group are available to answer your questions, please call us at 516-683-1717. We hold free virtual bi-weekly seminars on topics in the areas of elder law, special needs planning and estate planning. View upcoming webinars and sign up here.

 

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Do you enjoy friendly competition, supporting a great cause, and golf? 

Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, New York for the 23rd Annual Swingin’ Fore Theresa Golf Outing!

A schedule of the day’s events and more information can be found here.

Funds raised during this event will allow the Theresa Foundation to provide scholarships for students at the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) for summer camp and respite on the weekends.

 

Don’t feel like golfing but still want to support the cause?

Join us at the gala reception that same evening (October 8, 2020) at 5:30 pm. During the reception, there will be a chance auction, silent auction, and live auction.

If you are unable to attend, you can also support the Theresa Foundation by donating a gift or basket for any of the auctions, purchasing raffle tickets, or by becoming an event sponsor.

For additional information or to register, click here.