The Elder Care Firm September 2017

Plan. Protect. Preserve.

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When I talk with clients about the safety and security that comes with thorough elder care planning, many of them want to give back to their community. Once they know their loved ones are taken care of, they want to contribute to the greater good. It’s very rewarding to hear these desires from clients because I share the same philanthropic impulse. One motto I try to live by is “leave the world a little better than you found it,” and I’ve found that one of the most meaningful ways to do this is supporting worthy causes. For the past five years, our firm has played a role in Michigan’s installments of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our first three years, we participated in the Detroit Walk. From then on, we have been a featured sponsor of the Brighton edition. This year’s walk is on September 30, and we’d love for you to provide support in whatever way you feel comfortable. I’m on the organizing committee, and last year, we were the No. 1 donating team. It

means a lot that our entire staff is as invested in this cause as I am, and I’m so thankful for their support, as well as the support from so many of our clients. Alzheimer’s research is a cause close to my heart for many reasons. As an undergraduate, I studied psychology, and I’ve always been fascinated by how the mind works. Memory is part of what makes us human, and understanding it better will help us fight Alzheimer’s. Of course, as an elder care attorney, it’s a condition I’ve seen affect many families. I’ve also went through some family experience with Alzheimer’s. Nearly everyone will know somebody who suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, so it affects all of our lives. However, if I can help generate more research on these conditions, I am more than willing to do. Alzheimer’s research is not the only cause I care a great deal about. I also work with the Area Agency on Aging. They do incredible work providing

support and education on all aspects of the aging process and are a resource I recommend to many clients. LACASA, who provide help to child and adult victims of abuse, is another organization I do whatever I can to help. Before I sign off this month, I just want to send out one last reminder about this year’s Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I know we’ve put this information in the newsletter before, but it’s worth repeating. If you want to contribute to our donation page, walk alongside us, or volunteer your time, give us a call at 888-390-4360, or visit We’re grateful for whatever contribution you can make and want to thank everyone who donates in whatever way they can. Together, we can make a difference. Let’s make 2017 the best year yet for the Brighton edition of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. – Christopher J. Berry

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