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Complimentary two-part workshop in Dec.

Wednesday, Dec. 13 & Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alliance on Aging Offices
247 Main St., Salinas (directions)
(Free parking in the Monterey Street Parking Lot behind the Alliance on Aging office)

For many people gathering and organizing information for those who may someday have to care for you or your estate can be a challenge. Planning ahead can help. The process is deeply personal and should be based on your values and beliefs. Talking with your loved ones, your healthcare providers, and even your friends are all important steps to make your end-of-life wishes known.

This small group, 2-part workshop will help you organize, prepare for, and celebrate your life. Facilitator Shary Farr will guide you through organizing personal, medical and financial details for end-of-life planning.

This small group, 2-part workshop provides a guide to gathering records, organize information, and develop a roadmap for those who will be your advocates.

Course materials are provided to all registered participants during the first class. “Notes To My Family” online, providing a digital way to gather the story and details of your life all in one place.

At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of end-of-life plans
  2. Get organized using “Notes To My Family”
  3. Understand Advance Health Care Directives and how to choose a health care agent
  4. Write “Legacy of Love” letters to significant people in your life
  5. Write your obituary
  6. Plan your funeral/celebration of life

Factors to consider when choosing your health care agent (someone who):

  1. Has regular contact with you.
  2. Is familiar with your wishes and values and will honor those wishes and values.
  3. Is able to provide information about your health history.
  4. Will be able to make decisions about your care in the middle of an emotional situation.
  5. Is available to come to the hospital.
  6. Is able to communicate with your loved ones, receive information from them and share important information with them.

Shary Farr
, Partners for Transitions. In 1977, Shary Farr began working with terminally ill patients and their families, helping with end-of-life issues. Since then, she has continued to help individuals and families with aging, illness, and end of life challenges.

Shary has created several programs which provide preparation and partnership for clients and their families as they experience the transitions of life. By planning ahead, we can ease difficult times for ourselves and those who care for us.