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Elder Law Attorney Carl Archer Joins Board of NJ Advocates for Aging Well

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Trenton, NJ (January 19, 2021) – Certified Elder Law Attorney Carl Archer, Principal, Archer Law Office, LLC, has accepted a position as a Trustee on the Board of NJ Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW, njaaw.org), formerly NJ Foundation for Aging).

In making the announcement, NJAAW Executive Director Melissa Chalker said, “Carl has been a close friend and supporter of NJAAW for many years now. We are impressed with his passion for working with older adults, their families and caregivers, as well as his volunteerism. His expertise and energy will be great assets to our Board.”

Archer said, “I have spent my entire career as an advocate for the aging community, and I have gained an appreciation for NJAAW’s work and dedication to seniors, whether they are aging in place in the community or a care setting.

“I have seen NJAAW’s commitment to the aging population in a number of really creative ways,” he added, “and I want to find ways to contribute to its mission, both in the community and a facility setting.

“I think the single most important and valuable aspect of NJAAW is its thorough educational and outreach capabilities in public television, the webcasts as well as the live programming it’s offered for many years,” said Archer.

Carl Archer is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law-Camden. He’s a member of the NJ State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section, and Past President of the NJ chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Archer practices in the areas of Medicaid applications and litigation, veterans pension applications, guardianships, estate planning and administration, and related litigation. He was one of three professionals appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to serve on the NJ Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled.

Archer also provides pro bono work to low-income caregivers in need through Legal Services of New Jersey; is Treasurer for Jersey Cares, a nonprofit that increases civic engagement by organizing and staffing volunteer projects in urban areas throughout the state, and is a Trustee of JFS Middlesex County.

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NJ Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW, njaaw.org), formerly NJ Foundation for Aging, has been on the forefront of revolutionizing the aging experience since 1998. It is the only statewide nonprofit focused solely on providing leadership in public policy and education to enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in their communities. NJAAW’s social action issues include senior housing and hunger, elder economic security, older workers and transportation. The award-winning Aging Insights, a monthly topical TV program produced by NJAAW, connects caregivers, seniors and their families to community-based services and resources. The show is available on youtube.com/user/njfoundationforaging/, NJAAW’s website and on more than 70 public-access TV stations. NJAAW also presents educational forums and an Annual Conference (June 34, 2021) offering development opportunities and best practices for professionals entrusted with caring for seniors.

 About Archer Law Office, LLC

Archer Law Office, LLC (mercerelderlaw.com), is a central Jersey elder law crisis management firm focusing exclusively on the needs of those who care for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Offices are located in Hamilton, Jamesburg, Bridgewater and Moorestown.