The 10th Annual

Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 8 am - 4 pm ET


Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp has been Michigan's number-one educational event for licensed social workers, case managers, nursing home administrators, and all other elder care professionals for the last 10 YEARS!

Our goal is to always offer best-practice solutions for serious problems facing aging adults. At this 2024 commemorative event, we plan to celebrate a decade's worth of elder advocacy and community while providing you with tools to better serve your clients and their families. 


  • Identify substitute decision-making options like Power of Attorney in real-time settings 
  • Learn more about VA Benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Identify how a Dementia diagnosis can affect well-being, safety, and dignity - and how to prevent it from happening
  • Gain an overview of the most current legal updates & planning in senior care and elder law... and more! 

In addition to the presentations, there will also be opportunities to meet with attorneys and other thought leaders one-on-one during scheduled breaks. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and learn more about how to protect your client's rights and interests as an older adult.

See the official lineup of presenters for 2024. 

Registration is now open! Tickets are $75 each, but group rates are available. 

 Register Now 

Group Discount Rates Are Available: Order 4 Tickets and get the 5th Ticket for Free. To register your group of 5 or more, please call (800)990-6030.

Boost Your Skills and Knowledge with 5 CEUs!

Attend Boot Camp to Earn 5 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) tailored for licensed Elder Care Professionals:

  • Social Worker - 5 CEU Approved by the NASW- Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative
  • Nursing Home Administrator - 5 CEU Approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)
  • Case Manager - Applied / Pending
  • NEW! Certified Senior Advisor - 5 CEU Approved by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors

We heard you! Based on feedback from past attendees, we're excited to offer CE credits for Certified Senior Advisors.

All Elder Care Professionals: Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and best practices
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge to better serve your clients
  • Fulfill your continuing education requirements
  • Network with other professionals in the field

Sign up today and invest in your professional development!

Wondering if Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp is for you?

Listen to what some of our past attendees and sponsors said about our 2023 event that took place last April.

We hope you'll join us for our 10th Annual Event as we look back at a decade of Elder Advocacy. We're gathering in-person and virtual for this Michigan's Number One CEU event for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, and Case Managers. 


Genesys Banquet & Conference Center in Grand Blanc

Virtual Attendance Option is also available and may be changed up to 24 hours before the event.

Take a look at the 2024 Event Agenda

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM: Registration, Breakfast, Gourmet Coffee Bar & Networking 
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM:  Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 8:30AM-9:30AM:  Care Navigation: Completing the Circle of Care with Danielle Chwalibog, MSW & Nikki Inches, LLMSW
  • 9:30AM-9:45AM: Sponsored Snack & Gourmet Coffee Break
  • 9:45AM-10:45AM: Legal Essentials for Long Term Care Professionals with Attorney Kelli King-Penner & Attorney Melissa Dixon
  • 10:45AM-11:45AM: Medicare, Medicaid & Veteran Benefits with Attorney Bob Mannor & Amy Persails, CECC, CDP
  • 11:45AM-1:00 PM: Sponsored Lunch Break
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Advocating for our Elders - in Long Term Care Facilities and Beyond with Salli Pung, Michigan State Long Term Care Ombudsman & Attorney Mireille Phillips 
  • 2:00PM-2:15PM: Sponsored Snack Break
  • 2:15PM-3:15PM:  Hot Topics in Elder Law with Attorney Bob Mannor
  • 3:15PM-3:30PM:  Event Closing Ceremony & Evaluation Certificate Exchange
  • 3:30PM: Popcorn Sendoff


This event is organized by Mannor Law Group, an Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm dedicated to providing legal assistance and advocacy to older adults and those who care for them. Mannor Law Group has been serving the community for over 20 years and has helped hundreds of Michigan's older adults protect their rights and interests.


  • “Thank you so much.  I really enjoy the Boot Camps and I am only sorry that I didn’t start attending them when I first took over as Senior Center Coordinator in 2019. Thanks, Faye.” -Fay Bindig
  • “The meal and snacks are very nice-makes the day more enjoyable.” -Laurie Powell
  • “Such a wonderful conference. Always helpful info, and always a good networking opportunity.” -Crystal Hurteau
  • “Excellent, informative.” -LaVerne McCombs
  • “Very good conference, very informative.” -Keri Kennedy
  • “Presenters were all very good. Fr. Krupp was super!” -Jane O’Dell
  • “Excellent speakers. This Boot Camp was my favorite.” -Mary Moritz
  • “Fabulous program (with a) great deal of information.” -Margie Peppler
  • “I always enjoy coming to Boot Camp. It is wonderful and provides up-to-date information presented in a fun way.” -Sarah Lange
  • “Loved the special guest speakers.”-Denise McQuillan
  • “I laughed, I cried, I learned, and I got a prize!” -Erin Mulvihill
  • “Great and informative Boot Camp.” -Stacey Harp
  • “Great job. Fr. Krupp was excellent! You are all helpful.” -Barbara Millerov
  • “First time here and I really enjoyed it. Very informative.” -Chelsea Mishler
  • “Thank you! I enjoy the yearly trainings and meeting Sheriff Swanson. Thank you!” -Kathy Renee Shaw
  • “Great job! Fun and informative!” -Jason Wheatley
  • “I’ll be back next year 🙂” -Rachel Siddock
  • “Been coming for a few years-just keep(s) getting better.” -Alanna Trzil
  • “Another great Boot Camp!”-Courtney Remillard
  • “This was my third Boot Camp and it was the best. Everything seemed to flow together-good job.”   -William Vohwinkle
  • “Another awesome Boot Camp!! Thank you!” -Kari West
  • “Great conference, great speakers, love attending this conference!” -Shannon Soper
  • “I greatly appreciated the list of speakers, topics, and handouts. It was very informative, interesting, and well worth the day!” -Michelle VandenBerg
  • “Love how well your team works together.” -Deana Doan
  • “Awesome as always!” -Lisa Filary
  • “This was really well done, I am sincerely impressed and will be referring people to you.” -Angela Clauson
  • “This was very informational and well organized!” -Lisa-Marie Chin
  • “My first Boot Camp. I really enjoyed all (the) topics and speakers.” -Carrie Cox
  • “Best money spent for CEU’s 🙂”  -Melissa Gillett
  • "Always look forward to coming every year.” -Luan Brandt
  • “Excellent event, great resources, very useful to my role.” -Jerryl Birchmeier
  • “This was great! I’ll be back next year hopefully!” -Cristina Cocadiz
  • “I enjoyed all the speakers that you had this year and were on point for the Boot Camp.” -Sally Duguay
  • “This is a terrific program. Very informative and well-structured. Can’t wait until next year.” -Faye Bindig
  • “Great venue, tasty food.” -Patricia Collins
  • “Wonderful presentations.” -Rosalie Dunaskiss
  • “Always excellent and informative.” -Tamera Burgess
  • “Thank you for offering in-person and virtual flexibility.” -Jeffrey Behm
  • “Very informative workshop, presenters were knowledgeable and accessible.” -Kathryn Brown
  • “Always enjoy your seminars.” -Kimberly Byrd
  • “I greatly enjoyed this seminar. I will be attending in 2024 also.” -Kristina Lyn Schaefer
  • “Very interesting and informative... Much of the presentation held my attention and that’s not always easy.” -Linda Holz Sirianni
  • “Will attend again in the future.” -Mark Mishal
  • “Great information and education.” -Melanie Kleaver
  • “Thank you for offering a virtual option and moving the camera at times so that we felt as if we were present.” -Montrice Walker-Sanders
  • “Valuable!! Thank you.” -Pamela Ann Strzalkowski
  • “(I’m a) return social worker and I always look forward to your presentation. Thank you very much!” -Rachel Woods
  • “I have attended Boot Camp several times over the years and it never disappoints… Overall, I really enjoyed the entire day of presentations! Thank you!” -Tricia Martus

Special Thanks to our 2024 Event Sponsors