When facing the incapacity of a loved one, reliance on professionals will ensure that families receive the most accurate information about options and protection. To help family caregivers navigate common questions, Hope Hospice presents Exploring Legal and Financial Issues on Saturday, May 18, from 9:45 a.m. to noon, at the Hope Hospice office located at 6377 Clark Avenue in Dublin. Find the group in the second floor conference room. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is requested. In this class, Cynthia Thorp, Esq., a local elder law specialist, will share information about establishing powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships; trusts and wills; paying for long-term care and accessing government assistance programs; examining elder abuse and fraud; and implementing advance health care directives. Any community member engaged in the role of family caregiver or expecting to soon become a caregiver is invited to attend. Please preregister at HopeHospice.com/classes-resources, or contact Hope Hospice Community Health Educator Debbie Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-829-8770. Hope Hospice’s Family Caregiver Education Series is a set of 14 classes designed to provide training, education, support, and resources for those caring for loved ones with chronic or disabling conditions. These classes and support groups are available at no cost to all community members; however, donations to Hope Hospice are greatly appreciated. This program is supported in part by a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.