Gerrie Schipske will speak on Community Legal Aid
SENIOR PEACE CLUB
by Nancy Goldstein
The Senior Peace Club’s will meet in person on Tuesday, July 13, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Gerrie Schipske, the club’s featured speaker, will present a program on Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLASOCAL), a group dedicated to meeting the legal needs of the greatest number of low-income people throughout the Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
CLASOCAL, located in Santa Ana, provides no-cost legal services to those facing problems concerning housing, domestic violence, elder abuse, public benefits, family, immigration, and health care. The Health Consumer Action Center (HCAC) at the Legal Aid Society provides free assistance to clients who qualify for services related to healthcare coverage and health service access issues. HCAC provides legal assistance on private and public health insurance programs.In addition, the HCAC assists clients navigate the health care system, access health care coverage and services, and assists with their medical bills and other health related legal issues.
Schipske is a registered nurse practitioner and health care attorney working with Community Legal Aid SoCal to bring no-cost legal services to those who are experiencing difficulties accessing health care coverage or benefits. She has extensive experience in the health care industry having worked with Blue Shield, Kaiser, and Med Partners. The State Senate Rules Committee appointed Schipske for nine years to the Medical Board of California, which disciplines and licenses 165,000 physicians. Schipski taught public policy and health care administration and law at CSULB for over 11 years.
The club will be celebrating the return to normalcy with festive refreshments. There will be coffee, cookies, ice cream and other treats.
For further information, call Jacquie Clarke at (562) 896-4453.