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View Video of Attorney Goodall Accepting the Award (his portion starts at approximately the 24:00 mark)

Attorney Amos Goodall, CELA, LLM, of the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, was recently presented with a 2021 Achieva Award of Excellence. These annual awards are presented each December by Achieva to "citizens and organizations that have done or achieved extraordinary things when helping people with disabilities lead lives of personal significance." Achieva is a non-profit organization located in the greater Pittsburgh area that provides lifelong support to people with disabilities and their families.

Attorney Goodall received the Excellence in Legal Services award during a virtual awards presentation held in December. This honor is presented to an attorney, law firm or legal department who have used their professional skills to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Amos, who has been practicing law in Centre County since 1976, has worked with numerous individuals with special needs and their families over the course of his career on special needs planning and everything that it encompasses. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an organization of leading elder law and disability law attorneys located throughout the country. 

There are legal strategies that are available to anyone that can help minimize the financial and emotional impact of a healthcare crisis for you or your family. The strategies that you choose to take will likely vary based on your own individual circumstances, goals, family dynamic, and many other factors. But the bottom line is, this array of strategies is available to anyone - it's just a matter of how, and perhaps more importantly when, you choose to use them. In the Second Half of Life Podcast episode 50, titled "The Secret Strategy: Planning Tips for Your Second Half of Life," Attorney Brittany Smith and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss these different strategies. Learn more about the five-year Medicaid lookback period and how to use that to your advantage to qualify for Medical Assistance to help pay for long-term care if you need it in the future, or even right now. Brittany and Tammy also discuss the foundational legal documents that everyone needs, legal strategies that will protect your home and assets from the cost of long-term care, why starting early BEFORE a healthcare crisis is critical and will lead to better outcomes, and different planning options that put YOU in control.

All episodes of the Second Half of Life Podcast can be found on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on most podcast directories, which includes Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastroCastboxPodfriend, Player FM, Podcast Index and Pandora

Attorney Julie Steinbacher, the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, was named by Pennsylvania Business Central to its annual Women Making a Difference list, making the second straight year that she has been included on this list. This annual recognition program run by PA Business Central's Women in Business publication recognizes women in central Pennsylvania "whose intelligence, drive, determination and dedication have led to business success and community involvement." This marks the ninth year of the program (see Julie's profile in Women Making a Difference)

Nominations were made by readers of PA Business Central and others in the business community within PA Business Central's coverage area. Nominations were reviewed and candidates were selected to the list by a selection committee at the St. Francis University Business Development Center. 

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