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Meet the Author - Barbara Hance

Barbara Hance is an elder care expert and paralegal with over 20 years of experience in the Greater Hartford, CT area.

She started Barbara Hance Associates, Inc. in 1987 to meet the growing financial and health management needs of the elderly and disabled. Barbara specializes in estates, trusts, conservatorships and the handling of personal and financial affairs of her aging clientele. Her duties are sometimes so diverse, she frequently refers to herself as a "rent-a-daughter."

In addition to her recently published book, Don't Buy Green Bananas.... A Humorous Journey through the Sometimes Puzzling World of Aging, Barbara is also a columnist with articles appearing in many of Connecticut's weekly newspapers. In her column "New Wrinkles," Barbara takes on many topics regarding the elderly and our society's changing view towards them.

Barbara is a frequent keynote speaker on advocacy topics such as dealing with financial and legal strategies for the elderly as well as caregiver concerns and family issues managment. In her mission to bring the plight of the aging to the forefront, Barbara has developed an educational program to help police and healthcare workers recognize elder abuse and exploitation.

Barbara is has appeared as a guest on the NBC-TV "Today Show" in an interview with Matt Lauer in which she addressed problems of the aging process, financial issues associated with it and the importance of communication between adult children and their aging parents.

Barbara holds a Paralegal degree from Hartford College for Women and has studied at the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegals. She serves as a Board Member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers based in Maryland and is President of the Board of Directors for the Seniors Job Bank in West Hartford, Connecticut. Other affiliations include: American Society on Aging, Central Connecticut Association of Legal Assistants, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Coalition on Aging, Connecticut Gerontology Society, Greater Hartford Alzheimer's Association Speakers Bureau, National Council on Aging, National Federation of Paralegals, and the National Institute on Financial Issues and Services for Elders.

Barbara H. Hance Associates, Inc. has offices in Avon and in Farmington, Connecticut. Barbara lives in Avon with her husband Gary and dog Boomer. The couple has five children and three grandchildren.

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