As a BSA merit badge counselor, I once asked a group of Scouts for the definition of “community”, as in how to be a good member of a community.  One Scout answered, “It means, I’ve got your back.”  Of all of the definitions I have heard over the years, this is the one that really…

It is often assumed that when an incapacitated person needs a guardian, all right of decision making is taken from the person in need. While the removal of the right of self-decision making may be required in the vast majority of cases, it is not necessarily so. More and more states, including New Jersey, have…

New Jersey Chief Justice, Stuart Rabner, announced a state-wide program to monitor court appointed guardians and their care of the state’s most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled who rely on legal guardians to manage their financial ad health-related decisions. The plan calls for volunteers who will be coordinated by county surrogate offices. “The Guardianship…

The Board of Directors of Volunteer Guardianship, One on One, Inc. has elected Bob Shanahan as its Vice President. Volunteer Guardianship. One on One, Inc. is an organization which trains and supports volunteers to become guardians for those who cannot act for themselves and have no family to undertake the responsibility.  www.volunteerguardianship.org

Bob Shanahan is scheduled to join a presentation on Volunteer Guardianship One on One Inc, to the Hunterdon Regional Ethics Committee on June 18.  Bob is a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteer Guardianship, which is an organization which trains and supports volunteers to become guardians for those who cannot act for themselves…

On April 17, Bob will be teaching a course for Volunteer Guardianship’s Center for Guardianship Studies about the duties of a guardian once they have been appointed by a court. Professional continuing education units will be available.

On April 26, Bob will give a program entitled, “Standing in the Gap”, for Briteside Adult Day Care Center. He will discuss how to get organized and be ready to handle the affairs of a loved one, either as power of attorney, or as a guardian, including the role of an attorney and other professionals….

Bob Shanahan has been elected President of the Board of Trustees for Guardianship One on One, Inc. Volunteer Guardianship recruits and trains volunteers to be guardians for those who have no family members to protect and assist them. See www.volunteerguardianship.org

Wednesday, April 14th, from 6:00-8:30pm   “Guardians and End of Life Decision Making”   This program, sponsored by Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc., will be held at the Hunterdon County Hospice.  Speakers will be board member Bob Shanahan, board member Rev. Jim DeVries and Dr. Susan Bauman, who is the Director of Palliative Care Services at Hunterdon Medical…