Patrick Murphy Presented "Award of Excellence" from Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors



    BURNABY, BC, June 13 /CNW/ - At its International meeting in Las Vegas,
the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors (CASA) awarded Patrick Murphy of
Ottawa its Award of Merit for outstanding service to the Canadian Boomer and
Senior communities.
    CASA is the Canadian licensee of the international Society of Certified
Senior Advisors (SCSA), a group of geriatric physicians, gerontologists, elder
law lawyers, accountants, financial planners, and others trained and certified
in senior issues. Certified Senior Advisors (CSA's) participate in the world's
largest membership organization training professionals about aging, and
through CASA, can access a single, credible source of information for
professionals serving the 55-plus population.
    Patrick Murphy was among the first estate lawyers in Ottawa who saw
changes in the legal and estate planning needs of the Senior population. In
the last 10 years of his esteemed 40-year career, he has focused on assisting
Seniors and their families with a uniquely personalized approach to estate
planning. Pat established an Estate Planning Academy for over 70 Ottawa
lawyers, has chaired Ottawa's "Make a Will Month" program and has presented
his tax savings inspired strategies to a myriad of local and national
organizations ranging from Algonquin college students to professional members
of Advocis.
    Murphy recognized CASA as a means by which he could expand his elder law
practice by offering advice to Canada's maturing population. According to
Murphy, "Matters of money and planning can be an incredibly stressful exercise
for most people. It's vitally important for each client to have their
individual concerns addressed, and understand the planning process provides
great peace of mind once complete."
    More recently Murphy has made a significant impact in the area of elder
abuse through his volunteer work with the Council on Aging of Ottawa. His work
as a member of their Elder Abuse Consultation Team has helped improve the
lives of many Seniors suffering from various forms of elder abuse. He was
elected to the Council's Board of Directors in June of 2005.
    As imagined, there were many nominations, each scrutinized and vigorously
debated by an impartial Review Committee, and only those meeting the standards
of leadership, innovation and quality of service to the 55-plus community
advanced in the selection process.
    Accepting the Award, Mr. Murphy said, "The impact of my having been
recognized by the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors for my decades of
service to Seniors didn't hit home until I met dozens of superior professional
and business persons who could have shared that Award for their dedication to
providing better services for Seniors. I'm acutely aware of how much my CASA
training has enhanced my ability to help Seniors professionally and as a
volunteer, and for that I am proud and honoured to have been selected."
    Speaking on behalf of CASA, organization President Rhonda Latreille
concluded, saying, "In Canada, Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our
population. By 2016 there will be more Canadians over the age of 65 than
children under the age of 14. Certified Senior Advisors like these stellar
honourees understand the evolving needs of their clients, and provide relevant
and ethical services to Canada's Boomer and Senior populations. We are proud
of our association with 'Murph' and with this award, we celebrate his
leadership in enhancing the lives of so many Canadians."

    Background: CASA
    ----------------
    CASA is the Canadian licensee of the international Society of Certified
Senior Advisors (SCSA), a group of geriatric physicians, gerontologists, elder
law lawyers, accountants, financial planners, and others well-schooled in
senior issues. CASA provides a single, credible source of information and
training for the 55-plus population, adapted with the Canadian content and
unique Canadian laws, rules, and regulations, products and services.
    Today, there are in excess of 25,000 professionals throughout North
America, representing a variety of different industries: retirement
consultants, home and health care, insurance agents, lawyers, social workers,
spiritual counsellors, real estate agents, and many others who recognize the
importance of the unified training and professional recognition that comes
upon course completion and award of the CSA(R) (Certified Senior Advisor)
designation.

    Background: Patrick Murphy
    --------------------------
    Patrick Murphy's resume reads like a "who's who" of contributions to the
Canadian Senior community. He established an Estate Planning Academy for over
70 Ottawa lawyers; has chaired Ottawa's "Make a Will Month" program and has
presented his tax savings inspired strategies for seniors to a myriad of local
and national organizations.
    Murphy has been legal counsel for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa for
over 20 years and his many legal contributions are specifically designed to
accommodate the needs of medically challenged Seniors, in particular those
suffering from Alzheimer's.




For further information:

For further information: Rhonda Latreille, (877) 272-7575, E-mail:
rhonda@canadacsa.com

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