Each quarter, employees from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak routinely particpate in community events. Here's a summary of the various activities that SGY representatives took part in during the second quarter of 2020 (April-June). As expected, the extent of our staff's community involvement during this time period was limited to virtual events due to COVID-19.
On April 16, Julie Steinbacher, CELA*, co-hosted a virtual seminar on “End of Life Choices” with Dr. Alexander R. Nesbitt (View replay of seminar). Dr. Nesbitt is a geriatrician at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport. Julie and Dr. Nesbitt talked attendees through the tough end-of-life decisions. They stressed the importance of communicating your wishes to your family and trusted health care professionals, such as your family doctor. During this seminar, the seventh annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented to Linda Bryant (view replay of presentation). Linda was recognized for her dedication and countless years serving as Heartworks Coordinator at UPMC. A volunteer-based organization, Heartworks, is a support program that meets twice a month on the campus of Divine Providence Hospital. The Heartworks team is committed to giving children a time and a place to express their emotions when dealing with a substantial loss. Heartworks has guided countless children and teens through the grieving process. Linda also helps lead a support group for parents with children with special needs – an area that is personal for Linda as she is the mother of a son with special needs. Linda was more than worthy of receiving such an award and considers herself blessed to be able to join together with children and teens as they embrace their emotions and overcome their grief.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the firm had been looking for ways to support essential workers. In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the firm donated t-shirts to health care workers at area long-term care communities (in photo at left). The shirts stated, “Healthcare Workers: Fighting the Enemies We Can’t See” and were distributed in “Baskets of Sunshine.” Each “Basket of Sunshine” contained sealed snacks, hand sanitizer, and fun activities for residents. The facilities were encouraged to have their staff wear the t-shirts while engaging with their residents in games such as 1940s era celebrity BINGO. Hopefully, the baskets helped to lift their spirits during these challenging and unprecedented times.
Did you know there are multiple types of Powers of Attorney? If you're interested in learning more about each type of POA, and why it is important that you have each one, then tune into episode 12 of the Second Half of Life podcast, which is just over 13 minutes in length. Attorney Julie Steinbacher goes over the four types of POAs, and why it is important for anyone over age 18 to have one. If you live in Pennsylvania, you can also complete a free healthcare POA on our website.
This episode is an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally presented on June 10, 2020. This and other episodes of the Second Half of Life podcast can be accessed on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on several podcast directories. The podcast is also available on most podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Deezer, Listen Notes, Bullhorn, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro and Castbox.
Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak owner and founding shareholder, Julieanne E. Steinbacher, Esquire, CELA*, was honored with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance award recently during a ceremony in Harrisburg, Pa.
The annual award is named after C. Dale McClain, the 114th president of the PBA, and one of the founding members of the Quality of Life/Balance committee. McClain’s career focused on educating attorneys on the importance of maintaining a healthy quality of life/balance while practicing law.
Each year, the PBA presents the award to a Pennsylvania attorney who has made significant contributions to identifying issues relevant to balancing the professional and personal lives of their peers, as well as assisting attorneys in maintaining and improving their overall quality of life.