Skip to main content
Banner Image

Elder Law Research and Resources: Home

Use this guide as a springboard for your research in Elder Law.

Current Awareness from the ABA

RSS feeds from the American Bar Association:


Current Awareness from AARP


What is Elder Law?



Elder law is a relatively new practice area that cuts across several bodies of law including estate and tax planning, public benefits, pension and retirement benefits, social security and supplemental security income, conservatorships and guardianships. Elder law is viewed as an area of growth due to the aging of the United States population, longer life expectancies, and increased activism on the part of older citizens. The Law School has several classes for which we hope this research guide will be useful. If you would like to see a resource added, please call 413-782-1459.

Massachusetts Law About Elder Issues from the Trial Court Library

Some of the resources on the Trial Court Library's website on Elder Issues require a library card which is free and may be obtained at any Trial Court Library.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

The Mission Statement for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs states that "[w]e promote the independence and well-being of elders and people needing medical and social supportive services by providing advocacy, leadership, and management expertise to maintain a continuum of services responsive to the needs of our constituents, their families, and caregivers." The Elder Affair's website offers information on housing, health care, home care, meals and nutrition, caregiver support, service organizations, regulations and statistics and civic engagement. The items below are from the Office's RSS feed:


Subject Guide

Renee Rastorfer
Law Library Room 111
Website / Blog Page

Library Hours

Summer Reference Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
No Reference

Chat with a Librarian

Use this guide to become successful in your first year Lawyering Skills class and throughout your time here at Western New England University School of Law!