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Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.The 3rd annual Xavier University's Dementia Care Summit sponsored by TriHealth will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The purpose of the summit is to bring together healthcare professionals, families, and caregivers to hear and discuss current issues and care solutions for people suffering from memory loss. This year's theme Families, Clients, and Professionals Unite: Coming Together for Dementia Care focuses on building advocacy and communication skills to enhance the lives of those with dementia and their caregivers. Conference participants will learn and experience approaches to build connectivity, advocate for clients, develop clear and effective communication, and build relationships. In her keynote, Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an international educator in dementia care, will present Dementia 360: Seeing It from Many Perspectives and Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq., whose law practice focuses on elder law and estate planning, will discuss advocating and caring for seniors in crisis. Breakout sessions include Communication Strategies for Building Connectivity, Creating Community using Montessori Approaches, and Using Technology to Enhance Communication. Please visit Xavier's website https://www.xavier.edu/dementia-summit/ for the complete schedule and CE information. Early bird pricing is available through January 20, 2019.

gifts for Cincinnati Area Senior Services

For the last month, Ritter & Randolph attorneys and staff (spearheaded by Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.) have been busy working as Santa's elves buying and wrapping gifts to be delivered to clients of Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS), which is a non-profit agency committed to meeting the needs of seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. CASS's focus is to provide services to seniors that allow them to age with dignity and independence, but as seniors age, maintaining that independence can be a challenge. Home-bound seniors or those without family support or other resources need protection, security, and care options. CASS offers transportation services, Meals-on-Wheels, guardianship assistance programs, financial case management and senior care coordination. If you would like to learn more about CASS and how you can help, click here.

Aryeh M. Younger, Esq.Aryeh Younger, Esq. recently co-authored a news article with Constantine Sandis, who is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K., titled "Philosophy, In a Sense: Conceptual Surveys". The article on real estate law and philosophy was published in The Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 83, 4th Quarter 2018, Neuroscience.

Joseph Zoimen, Esq.Joseph Zoimen, Esq. has been spearheading for the last nine years a program where Amberley Village residents deliver a full homemade Kosher Thanksgiving festive meal to the firefighters and police officers of Amberley Village who are in the office on Thanksgiving protecting us rather than being home with their families. Joseph, who is a wonderful cook, smoked the turkeys fresh for them on Thanksgiving morning. Here is a short clip about the event.

Justin T. Precht, Esq.Justin T. Precht, Esq. will be one of the featured speakers at an Orphan Elders Workshop that Ohio Living Llanfair is hosting on Friday, November 16, 2018. Justin will be discussing legal and financial steps that should be taken before you have any mental or physical impairments and how you should have a comprehensive legal plan in place. There will be time for guests to follow up with questions. For more information about the event, contact Peg Ashbrock at Ohio Living Llanfair at 513.681.4230.

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. gave a presentation on guardianships to a group of social workers at Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) on Friday, November 9th. CASS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing necessary services for seniors in need in southwestern Ohio.

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati is holding their 2018 Professional Symposium on Friday, November 2nd at the Sharonville Convention Center located at 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246 from 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Attorneys from our firm will be participating in the symposium and Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. will be giving a presentation at one of the workshops on Advance Planning and Helping Families Work Through Difficult Decisions. The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati has A Day for Caregivers scheduled the next day, November 3rd at the Sharonville Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., which is a free program designed for family caregivers and Ritter & Randolph attorneys will be available with material concerning estate planning and elder law issues for those in attendance.

Donald B. Hordes, Esq.Donald B. Hordes, Esq. is teaching a class that is being offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and sponsored by the University of Cincinnati titled "Great Legal Issues of the 21st Century" at the Adath Israel Synagogue on Mondays through November 12, 2018. This course explores significant legal issues that have confronted courts and have an impact on day-to-day lives of Americans.

Judy LaChanceJudy LaChance, Probate Paralegal, with Ritter & Randolph, LLC, and 41 year member of the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus, had the "chance of a lifetime" to sing with Andrea Bocelli, the Italian superstar, when he recently performed at the U.S. Bank Arena on October 19th. Judy's dedication to the May Festival Chorus is admired by all who know her. Judy is a soprano with the chorus and all members are volunteers. Judy said the experience was better than she imagined and the whole evening felt surreal.

Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.Aryeh M. Younger, Esq.Ritter & Randolph, LLC wishes to recognize and congratulate two of our attorneys who have had their writings recently published.

Daniel P. Randolph, Esq. wrote an article titled "The Origins and the Far-Reaching Ramifications of the Jewish Legion" that was published in The Shekel – The Journal of Israel and Jewish History and Numismatics – Volume 51, No. 3, July, August, September 2018 edition.

Aryeh M. Younger, Esq. wrote an article titled "A Word of Caution: The Danger Posed to Real Estate Professionals Who Advise Their Clients Not to Purchase Title Insurance" that was published in the Cincinnati Bar Association's CBA Report, September 2018 edition.

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) has a Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) that is involved in the care of a senior or the guardianship of a person. This nonprofit organization was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to providing necessary services for seniors in need in southwestern Ohio. Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. assists with the GAP orientation training for the guardianship program by explaining the legal process of guardianship to CASS employees. CASS is located at 2368 Victory Parkway, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Justin T. Precht, Esq.Justin T. Precht, Esq. has joined the Arthritis Foundation's Planned Giving Task Team. Some of his responsibilities include developing marketing plans and strategies to result in gifts to the foundation, representing the Arthritis Foundation at official functions in the community and through social media, actively participating in special events held throughout the year and supporting the foundation's mission and fundraising activities.

Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.Daniel P. Randolph, Esq. has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Skirball Museum in Cincinnati. The museum is one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. It is located in Mayerson Hall at 3101 Clifton Avenue on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Ritter & Randolph, LLC Receives Accreditation from Better Business Bureau


Ritter & Randolph, LLC, located at 1 E. Fourth Street, Suite 700, Cincinnati, OH 45202, announced today that it has met standards required by Better Business Bureau for accreditation with the organization.

Ritter & Randolph, LLC really wants potential customers to feel comfortable when choosing them. BBB seal will help customers understand who they are and the core values they believe in.

BBB Accreditation means Ritter & Randolph, LLC adheres to very high ethical standards. People know they can trust a company that has made the commitment to live up to BBB Code of Business Practices:

Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Transparent, Honor Promises, Be Responsive, Safeguard Privacy, Embody Integrity.

Being affiliated with BBB shows Ritter & Randolph, LLC is one of a select group of businesses in our community that not only supports BBB's services but also subscribes to the idea that ethical business is good business and that you "deliver trust" by treating the public in a fair and honest manner.

Donna ChristensenThe Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose philosophy is “Making the Connection...Fulfilling the Need” for people in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Donna Christensen serves on its Advisory Council. One of its flagship programs, the Operation School Bell program, provides less fortunate children in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools with school uniforms, jackets, socks, underwear, belts, hygiene items and shoes. Children are also given a duffel bag to transport their new personal items.

Approximately 55 children are bused to the organization’s facility at 1057 Meta Drive in Bond Hill each day.  ALGC plans to assist approximately 1800 children this school year.  This program starts in mid August and ends usually the first week in October.  Buses come in the mornings and/or afternoons and all the volunteers happily return knowing they are making children’s lives a little better.

The Operation School Bell program is truly a labor of love by the many volunteers that are at the facility daily greeting the children getting off the bus, helping outfit each child with clothes and shoes and then entertaining them with arts and crafts until the entire bus load of children’s needs are met and then watching the smiling faces of the children getting on the school bus for their return to school.

Over the last 13 years, more than 13,000 children have received new school uniforms through the Operation School Bell program.  Many of the organization’s members also tutor students in area schools to improve academic performance.

If you are interested in helping support this worthwhile organization or volunteering in any capacity, please contact the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati at 513-221-4447, or via email algc@fuse.net. Visit www.assistanceleaguecincinnati.org for more details.

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. is one of the organizers of the new networking group "Westside Professional Women". Click here to find out how you can join.

Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.2018 marks Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.'s 22nd Anniversary of having been awarded a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource. This highest possible rating is in both legal ability and ethical standards.