Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee.

To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., before April 8 to complete a screening application over the phone. Qualifying applicants must meet the Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ low-income guidelines.

Those who qualify will be given an appointment to meet with a volunteer attorney on April 13 at the Tidwell Park and Community Center, 9720 Spaulding St., Houston. Documents will be completed and executed on May 11 at the same location.

The Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee provides free legal services and advice to senior citizens in Harris County, as well as free handbooks on Elder Law.