Dyke Publishing Announces Affiliation with Speaking Group Targeting Aging and Seniors’ Issues

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Dyke Publishing has announced that Tom Dyke, author of Mama Moves In, has joined a speaking group for aging parents and seniors’ issues. The group addresses church congregations and civic groups about elder care, wills, trusts, end-of-life directives, powers-of-attorney, Medicare supplemental insurance, and benefits of cremation services.

Original Elder Care Book Cover for Mama Moves In

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The speaking group brings together legal, elder care, Medicare supplemental insurance and cremation experts and puts them in one place at one time to provide information and answer questions. The group’s professionals cover the most relevant and timely challenges facing families today. Carol-lee Fisher, the group’s organizer, is scheduling engagements for the group.

The members of the forum are Susan Armstrong, Tom Dyke, Mary Elizabeth Cofer and Carol-lee Fisher. Susan Armstrong is the principal of Armstrong Law, a law firm that provides estate planning services to a wide variety of individuals and families as well as environmental law services. She provides her personal service to every client. Susan earned her JD from Tulane Law School, and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to starting her own legal practice, she worked at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, has served as Executive Director of two non-profit organizations, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas.

Tom Dyke practiced law at Fulbright & Jaworski, was president and CEO of West Park Industries (light manufacturing), president and CEO of Law Firm Technologies (litigation support services), developer and managing partner of Chestnut Entertainment, Ltd (family entertainment center—movies, bowling lanes, arcades and food court) and owned and operated numerous real estate projects. Tom is the author of Mama Moves In and the ResearchPro Information and Product Databases, an elder care package providing reciprocal context and utility for all phases of elder care. Tom studied engineering at Colorado School of Mines and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with Business and Law Degrees.

Mary Elizabeth Cofer is a 13 year veteran with Mutual of Omaha, specializing in Medicare Supplements and Long Term Care insurance. Prior to her service with Mutual of Omaha, Mary Elizabeth was a physical therapy assistant for ten years with a focus on geriatric care. Providing service after the sale is what makes Mary Elizabeth’s clients appreciate her so much and what has made her an honor club agent with Mutual of Omaha every year.

Carol-lee Fisher is an expert on cremation services and has been with the Neptune Society for over twenty years. Carol speaks to the advantages of comprehensive services and planning ahead to avoid time-sensitive emotional strains that impact the families. Carol owns and operates A Fork in the Road of San Antonio, Texas. Carol is the driving force behind the speaking group.

The title of the group’s presentation is, “Wising Up--Making Smart Decisions after 65”, but all family members are welcome. The topics of presentation are: making wise choices about elder care--learning everything you need to know about caring for an elderly loved one, learning why one might need Medicare supplemental insurance, about Wills and trusts, end-of-life directives and powers-of-attorney and about the differences between traditional burial and cremation as well as the avoidance of emotionally packed decisions immediately after a family member’s death.

The goal of the speaking group is to educate and inform about the issues that confront all families with aging members that are reluctantly addressed until it is too late or available choices have been compromised. With the education and information provided, families secure the greatest array of choices and minimize time constraints and emotional pressures.

The group speaks in and around the central-Texas area. Carol-lee Fisher may be contacted through aforkintheroad(at)austin(dot)rr(dot)com.

For more information about Dyke Publishing Company, its mission statement and the author, Tom Dyke, as well as availability, see associated file in right column of this Press Release.

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