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Elaine Terner

Elaine Terner


Elaine Terner, of Exceptional Designs is a Residential Interior Designer providing consultation service to enable Seniors to remain independent in their homes as long as possible. Elaine’s hands on extensive experience with Autism and Parkinson’s Disease make her expert to provide design solution ideas for whatever situation exists and to ensure safety. A person’s mood and behavior is influenced by his/her home environment. When a person is content in his/her home, he/she works harder to overcome any challenges he/she faces and is more receptive to the educational and therapeutic interventions needed for him/her to progress.

She is also trained in Assistive Technology and can advise people on what equipment they may need to perform their daily living tasks. Contact Eleine to achieve “Home Sweet Home” by telephone at (954) 232-1679 or email Or visit her website to see photos of work she has done and to view testimonial videos from her very satisfied clients.

Arlene Lakin

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Arlene Lakin is a Florida Bar “board certified” & A-V (Martindale-Hubbell) pre-eminent rated elder law attorney whose law offices are located in Margate and in Pompano Beach. Mrs. Lakin’s law practice focuses on wills, trusts (including special needs trusts), probate, guardianship, as well as public benefits, such as Medicaid, social security, and veterans benefits. Mrs. Lakin received both her Bachelor and Masters’ degrees from Tulane University, and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University.

She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and the elder law section of the Florida Bar. Mrs. Lakin serves as co-chair of the Broward County Bar Association elder law section

Mrs. Lakin serves on the Board of numerous organizations including: Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine, JAFCO’s Abilities Center, the Childrens’ Services Council “Special Needs Advisory Coalition,” & the Northwest Focal Point Senior Center.

She is also the founding president of Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities, a statewide advocacy and networking organization for families and friends of persons with developmental disabilities.

Contact Arlene by phone at: (954) 975-5159 or email Or visit her website