Business Briefs - Sept. 18

September 18, 2011

National Private Duty Association

The nonprofit National Private Duty Association, along with the Maryland Chapter, will host a consumer- education Web conference titled “Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors” Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.

The live and interactive program will provide advice on elder-law matters, including pinpointing when you need to address legal issues, what the implications are, and how to ensure that you and your family are protected. The event is free of charge to participants.

The Web conference topics include an overview of elder-law issues, powers of attorney, informed consent and guardianship, advance directives, will and trusts, and the timing involved for each.

The presenter will be Joseph T. Monahan, legal counsel for the NPDA and an expert on social work issues. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Illinois in Champaign, and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. He is involved with training and counseling for several legal and social issues groups.

Advance registration for the event is required. Sign up at

Oak Hill Interior Design LLC

Oak Hill Interior Design LLC is relocating to downtown Hagerstown this month.

Owner Vickie Hrabal was given a zoning variance in 2009, and has been operating the business from her home on Oak Hill Avenue for the last two years. Business has grown to the point that she decided to open a showroom at 1 N. Potomac St. in the space that was formerly Rocky’s Pizza, next to Potomac Bridals.

Hrabal is a member of the Historic District Commission of Hagerstown.

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