Matecun Thomas & Olson PLC - December 2019

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It’s been a good year, both at the office and at home. On the home front, it’s been a particularly exciting year for my three kids. My daughter, Sara, moved back home fromNorth Carolina with her husband,

Jeremy. She went to law school inNorth Carolina and had been practicing law there for the past year. She recently took (and passed!) theMichigan bar exam, and she is joining my lawfirm as an attorney. I’m excited to have her home—and excited to have her on the team. Mymiddle son, Bryan, recently moved to Arlington, Virginia. We helped himmove into a new place outsideWashington, D.C. He’s working inD.C., helping to produce a TV show for ESPN. He has my dream job of watching sports videos all

I also wrote two books: “You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” and “You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.”We’re always looking for

new resources tomake available to our clients, and books are an excellent resource. Just like the

workshops, my goal is to inform and educate. Plus,

books are easy to pass around to friends and family whomay have questions about estate planning or elder law but aren’t quite comfortable in

“We’ve found a good balance between growing and not getting too far ahead of ourselves.”

day! Andmy youngest son, Eric, graduates from college this winter and is going back to school for his master’s degree. He’ll be closing one chapter and opening another. In fact, it seems all my kids are doing that this year.

talking to an estate planning attorney just yet.

Another resource we developed this year is my new radio show! Earlier in the fall, I started a new radio show called “Senior LawRadio.” It airs every Sunday morning from8–8:30 onWHMI 93.5 FM. The show is another great way to help inform and educate the public. I talk about everything fromnursing home planning to home care planning. I also talk about wills, trusts, powers of attorney—the list goes on. The great thing about this show is that if you have any questions, you can call or email your question, As the year comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on everything that happened, and I encourage you to do just that. Examine what went well and what you accomplished, and start thinking about what you want to accomplish next year. While you ponder how the year went, don’t forget to review your estate plan and update it if necessary. What changed this year? Are there new familymembers? Has there been a change in your finances? Or changes with your health? and I may answer it on air!

On the professional side of things, our firmhas continued to grow and thrive. We’re still offering many of the same services you’ve come to

know and rely on, but we’re doing thembetter than ever. We’ve found a good balance between growing and not getting too far ahead of ourselves. As part of that growth, we started a newworkshop series earlier this year: ourWednesdayWorkshop Series. Youmay have heard about it in one of our earlier newsletters, or youmay have already attended one of the workshops. We hold a newworkshop every otherWednesday, and so far, they’ve been a big hit. We’ve been able to get out there to reach our clients and the community at large. They’ve been a great way to educate the public and answer questions people have about estate planning and elder law.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and I’ll see you in the new year!

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