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January 14, 2014

Learn about long-range planning at ‘Last Will’ program

TERRE HAUTE — The free educational program “Last Will and Testimony” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the lower-level classrooms B and C of the Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets.

“Last Will and Testimony” is a four-part program designed to provide resources for people to make informed choices about long-range planning and enhance their quality of life. The class will cover four specific parts:

Part one, “Senior Law Instruction,” includes information about senior rights, Medicaid, Medicare and senior living arrangements.

Part two, “Asset Protection,” details health and life Insurance, keys to successful investing, tax-efficient transfers of wealth without a revocable trust, how to title assets to accomplish goals, living accommodation options and information on veteran’s benefits.

Part three, “Vital Documents,” is intended to provide tools and instruction focusing on wills and trusts, and what they will and won’t do for you; powers of attorney; and other preparations for the end of life. Participants will be instructed on living wills and funeral planning, specifically the difference between pre-planning and pre-paying, the advantages of each and how to do both. Cremation and green burials will also be discussed.

Part four, “Eternal Living Accommodations,” provides information to ensure peace of mind and post-life assurance.

Classes will be taught by Brother Edgar Guy, chaplain of Senior Education Ministries; Rick Brewster, attorney at Frisse and Brewster Law Offices; Terry Daniels of Hoosier Heartland Financial Services; Toni Garzolini of State Farm Insurance; Becky Compton of Roselawn Funeral Home; Brian Hewitt of the Social Security Administration; Lisa Bell  of Gentiva Hospice; Harriet Vaught of Family First Home Care; and Angie Brewer of Breckenridge Commons.

A light lunch will be provided courtesy of Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation, 830 S. Sixth St. They can be reached at 812-232-7102.

Upon completion of the classroom presentation, participants will receive a certificate.

Class reservations are required, and can be made by calling 812-917-4970, or toll-free at 877-223-6109. The class size will be limited to 30 participants.

The sessions will be offered again in April. For more information visit www.senioreducationministries.org.

 

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