Making Sense of Cents

Making Sense of Cents is a FREE financial literacy workshop for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

This workshop consists of three sessions where attendees will learn about Alzheimer’s Services, financial resources, healthcare insurance, estate planning, financial abuse, and fraud.

Spring 2024  

All sessions of this series of Making Sense of Cents Financial Literacy Workshops will be presented online via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. Online attendees will receive the link to join via Zoom upon registering.


*Participants attending all three sessions in the financial literacy workshop are eligible for a free legal consultation with a selected elder law attorney.

Tuesday, May 7 – Elder Fraud Prevention

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Thornhill

Ms. Thornhill has been an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting federal crimes for over nine years. She currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Economic Crimes and as the Elder Justice Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana.

In her role as Elder Justice Coordinator, AUSA Thornhill provides information and guidance to law enforcement and the general public on ways to prevent elder fraud. Further, she has prosecuted several defendants who have targeted seniors in our community.

AUSA Thornhill has been a lifelong public servant, previously working as an Assistant Attorney General in Louisiana and serving as an Officer in the United States Navy. She received her undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy and her law degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she served on the Moot Court Board and the Law Review.

Tuesday, May 14 – Myths of Estate Planning

Myrna Arroyo, Progeny Law Firm




Myrna Arroyo graduated from Tulane University with an MBA/JD in May of 1995. Before starting her own law practice she practiced at several large law firms and has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur. She currently focuses her law practice on helping families and business owners with estate planning, tax and Medicaid planning.




Tuesday, May 22 – Handle With Care: Downsizing and Preserving Memories

Martha-Carol Stewart, Chaos Organizing




Martha Carol Stewart, founder and CEO of Chaos Organizing™, is a former teacher turned professional organizer who leverages her childhood lessons in efficiency to help families reduce stress through better home organization.