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Samaritan Offers Free Virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop


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Mount Laurel, NJ – Did you know that more than 50 percent of people do not even have a will or estate planning document prepared for themselves?

Now is the time to learn more about the importance of your will and explore your estate planning options – Samaritan is hosting a FREE virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop on Tuesday, September 21 from 5:30-7 p.m.

“It is crucial for individuals to have their personal affairs in order and prepare for the unexpected well before a crisis strikes,” explains Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO of Samaritan. “Through this interactive online workshop, our panel of local estate planning attorneys will discuss the importance of having a will and estate planning. In addition, these professionals will be available to answer any of your questions.”

The virtual workshop is hosted by Samaritan’s Planned Giving Committee, which is comprised of some of the region’s leading financial advisors who volunteer their time and expertise to raise awareness about the importance of estate planning.

This year’s workshop panelists include:

  • Rachel Shaffer Gersie, Esq., Associate, Fendrick Morgan – A graduate of Kline School of Law from Drexel University, Rachel joined Fendrick Morgan in 2013 and is a member of the Estate & Financial Planning Council of Southern Jersey. She concentrates her practice in the area of elder law planning, estate and trust planning and administration and Medicaid planning, and is a member of Samaritan’s Planned Giving Committee.
  • Melissa Orsorio Dibble, Esq., Partner, Archer – A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, Melissa serves as a partner at Archer and is the current president of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey. She concentrates her practice in the area of Estate and Trust Litigation, representing a variety of institutions and individuals, including banks, universities, executors, trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts and intestate heirs, and is a member of Samaritan’s Planned Giving Committee.


Registration for this free virtual workshop is required by Monday, September 20, 2021. You can register online at or by contacting Katelin Spooner at 856-552-3239 More information about the event is also available at

About Samaritan:

Samaritan is a not-for-profit, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, at-home primary care, grief support and counseling, advanced illness care, education and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness, or grief in their homes, assisted-living or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mount Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Samaritan’s charitable mission is sustained and advanced by the generous support of the communities we serve and a thrift shop in Westmont. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation; and is a four-star hospice in the national We Honor Veterans program. For more information, visit