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Samaritan Hosts Free Virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop

Your last will and testament is the cornerstone of your estate plan. Certain life events, such as the birth of a child or grandchild, a family marriage or divorce, the passing of a spouse, or the purchase or sale of a home or business, are all reasons to review and update your will and estate plan to prepare for the future.

Samaritan is hosting a FREE virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

“Through this interactive online workshop, we are providing individuals with unique access to local estate planning attorneys who know firsthand the importance of having a will and estate planning,” explains Chris Rollins, chief development officer for Samaritan. “At Samaritan, we understand the importance of having both your healthcare and estate plans up-to-date, knowing that the unexpected could happen at any time. This workshop will help guide conversations and answer important questions, as individuals prepare for the future.”

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 potential advantages of charitable estate planning. This year’s panelists include:

  • Melissa Osorio 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.

  • Rachel Shaffer Gersie, Esq., Attorney, Fendrick Morgan Law – A graduate of Drexel University School of Law, Rachel joined Fendrick Morgan in 2013 and is a member of the Estate & Financial Planning Council of Southern Jersey. She concentrates her practice in a wide array of estate planning, estate administration, and elder law matters for New Jersey and Pennsylvania client, and is a member of Samaritan’s Planned Giving Committee.

Registration for this free virtual workshop is required by Monday, September 12, 2022. You can register online at or by contacting Katelin Spooner at 856-552-3239 or 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 as one of the first hospices in the country. Samaritan is now one of the State’s leading providers of 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 wherever they call home. Samaritan also has two dedicated inpatient hospice centers in Voorhees and Mount Holly. Beyond the services covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans, Samaritan annually provides nearly $1M in donor-funded non-reimbursed care for patients and families in the South Jersey region. A thrift shop in Westmont also supports Samaritan services and programs. 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

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