As one of the two newest additions to the firm – I can honestly say it feels more like we are adopted family members than new employees. I joined the Williamsport staff last month as the new Business Development & Community Outreach Manager, and Kelsey shortly after became the Elder Care Coordinator for our Scranton & Wilkes-Barre offices.
My career in marketing has taken me down many different roads along the way, but what attracted me to Marshall, Parker & Weber was the people. If you’ve had the chance to read through the staff bios, or if you’ve been lucky enough to meet with them in person – they love what they do, and they’ve stayed with the firm. The second reason, was the work that they do. Kelsey is a great example of this.
Kelsey’s educational background brought her into the field of Gerontology at Misericordia University. She’s spent time as a caregiver in her personal life, and before she came to us, she worked with seniors at Kingston Health Care Center in Kingston, PA as the Activities Director. When you meet the newly-wed Kelsey Pazanski Wargo, you can tell she exudes great passion and enthusiasm for what she does. As our Elder Care Coordinator, she will manage our “Life Care Planning” service, where she will assist clients who wish to age-in-place. Each Life Care Plan is unique to the client’s needs. Her knowledge of the services offered in the region will be a great asset to her clients and to Marshall, Parker & Weber.
After a month on the job, I am still learning about the many complexities of elder law. What I’ve learned so far is that the process can be overwhelming. No one likes to think about what will happen if they get sick or after they are gone, and often it takes a crisis for them to come in to get their affairs in order. The good news is we can help almost everyone, the bad news is – the longer they wait, the fewer the options that are available. This is why such a big part of my position will be Community Outreach. Through our free “Eggs & Education” seminars, our attorneys educate the community on asset protection, wills, powers of attorney, Medicare, Medicaid, trusts, home care options, nursing home care, Veteran’s pension benefits, and so much more. It always seems like there will be more time in the future to get things taken care of – but as many caregivers know, time is precious.
As we get settled into our new roles, Kelsey and I will be attending many client meetings and seminars. We hope to have the chance to meet you when we’re out and about, but if you’d like to learn more about us in the meantime – check out our short bios in the staff section of our website.
- Bess Witkowski – Business Development & Community Outreach Manager
- Kelsey Pazanski Wargo – Elder Care Coordinator