Client Care Program Update – the April Tax Reform Educational Event, the Summer Social Event at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and Looking Forward to the Annual Client Event

November 7, 2018

As the Client Care Program nears its two-year anniversary, the mission of the CCP (“planning that works”) remains the same – to provide CCP members with the comfort and assurance that their estate and elder law plans will stay updated over the passage of time and that clients and their families receive the education they need.  Though its mission remains the same, the CCP continues to grow in scope as CCP Member benefits grow, including most recently the ability for Members to participate in their own archival family video production at the Elville Creative Studio.  Members are encouraged to express themselves and share whatever they want future generations to remember – their wishes for family, values important to them, old stories they want to pass down for generations to come, and much more.  There are no limits, the creative possibilities are endless.

Elville and Associates’ first CCP Continuing Legal Education Event of the year, “A Round Table Discussion on the New Federal Income and Estate Tax Code (The 2017 Tax Act),” was held on Saturday, April 28th at the the Arnold campus of Anne Arundel Community College.  Guests were entertained and educated by Katz Abosch’s CPAs James Eaton and Michael Andrews along with Elville and Associates’ Principal Stephen Elville.  Yes, entertained!  These CPAs were colorful and brought the December 2017 Tax Act to life as they explored a broad overview of the huge changes in the laws.

The CCP’s second annual Social Event took place on Sunday, August 19th, as Members and their families enjoyed a matinee showing of the smash-hit musical, “Mamma Mia,” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia.  After a delicious breakfast buffet was served before the sold-out show, guests were whisked away to the show’s setting, a Greek Island in the Mediterranean Sea, as extraordinary acting and memorable ABBA songs such as “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All” and, of course, “Dancing Queen” entertained and transported everyone back to a younger time, some forty years ago.  As The Baltimore Sun’s review of the show stated, “If you didn’t know you were at a dinner theatre, you’d think you were at a disco!”

Elville and Associates’ 6th annual Client Event will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 8:30 to noon at the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours in Marriottsville.  This year’s theme is “Understanding Medicare Concepts 2018 – A Continuing Discussion with Mark W. Trent of Medicare Supplement Services.”  By popular demand, we are fortunate to have the engaging and informative Mr. Trent back again this year to update guests about the ongoing changes in the world of Medicare along with presentations by the Firm’s attorneys about Healthcare Decision Making in 2018; Maryland Law Update; Funding and ) Asset Alignment Retrospect; and Client Care Program Experience.  Along with the superb lineup of speakers, delicious food, door prizes, and gift baskets will once again highlight the morning.  Entertainment will be provided by the Max Vanderbeek Jazz Group – a professional jazz trio led by one of the Elville Center for the Creative Arts’ finest school partners and music directors, Dr. Maximus VanDerbeek of Wiley H. Bates Middle School in Annapolis.  Invitations will be forthcoming in The CCP’s final Continuing Legal Education Event of the year is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th, 2018, at the John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts.  Our guest speaker will be Ellen Platt, Geriatric/Life Care Manager with The Option Group, and her presentation, “Navigating Longevity,” will cover an overview of geriatric care management; cognition, brain health, and dementia; care options; and the importance of taking care of the caregiver.  Invitations and more information about this event will be provided in late October.

To learn more about the CCP, its many benefits and how to become a Member, please contact Mary Guay Kramer, Client Care Program Coordinator, at 443-741-3635 or mary@elvilleassociates.com.