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New legal handbook helps Tenn. seniors understand benefit programs

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(WMC-TV) - The Tennessee Bar Association released "The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors" Monday.

It is a new resource designed to help Tennesseans better understand federal and state benefits, new health care laws, and a wide range of other issues of importance to older citizens.

"As difficult as it is to fathom, an average of 7,000 Americans are becoming senior citizens each day," said TBA President Cindy Wyrick. "This trend is expected to continue for years, so it is important that we do something meaningful to assist this rapidly growing, but typically 'undeserved', segment of the population."

The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors is available as a free download on the TBA.org website and will be the subject of presentations across the state starting this week. Click here for the download.

The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors was developed by the TBA Public Education Committee under the leadership of Knoxville lawyer and Co-Chair Angelia Nystrom, according to a news release.

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