Planning for Landings… What to Know and Do Before a Health Crisis, Aging, or Death

When: Saturday, March 11, 9:30-3:30 and Saturday, April 8, 9:30-3:30

Who: Everyone 18 years old or older.

  • If you are in a medical emergency, who will make healthcare decisions for you?
  • If you have a terminal illness, what choices do you have with regard to healthcare?
  • If you have a stroke or other disabling event,
    • What types facilities might you spend time in?
    • How much will it cost?
    • How will you pay for?
  • Where will you live as you age and need help caring for yourself or loved one?
  • When you die,
    • What do you want done with your body?
    • What do you want done with your assets?

Most of you have probably thought about these questions.  Most people, however, have not made their desires known in writing or updated their documentation for their current situation and current laws.  One way of loving yourself, and those you love, is to make these decisions and plans in advance, and to put them in writing.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is hosting two days of Life Planning seminars/workshops. Anyone 18 years old or older should attend, both for themselves and their older family and friends.

Making your Desires Known with regard to healthcare and your estate will be covered on Saturday, March 11.  Topics include:

  • Georgia Advanced Directive for Healthcare (living will, the medical power of attorney, guardianship, autopsy, organ donation, disposition of remains)
  • Planning for Aging and Housing
  • Powers of Attorney and Guardianship of those you are responsible for
  • Estate Planning (wills, trusts, types of accounts, ways of giving.)

Levels and Places of Care, Cost, and How to Pay For It will be covered on Saturday, April 8.

  • Topics include:
    • Levels and Places of Care, their Cost, and Transitions between Places
    • The roles of an Elder Law Attorney and a Care Manager
    • Insuring the Wage Earners and Others before Medicare (health, disability, etc.)
    • Social Security
    • Elder Asset Protection
    • Medicare
    • Medicaid
    • Long-term care policies

Presenters include:

  • Metta Johnson, RN, BSN, Certified Care Manager
  • Tony Turner, J.D., Estate Attorney, Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small
  • Tousey Wilson, Chair, Patient Advisory Board
  • Chris Deter, Licensed Insurance Agent
  • Paul Black, J.D., Elder Law Attorney, Brannon Black LLC
  • John Watson, Retired Senior Executive
  • The Very Rev. P. Richard Game, Rector of St. Patrick’s

There is no cost and no one will try to sell you anything.

Lunch: You can brown bag, or order from Jason’s Deli (about $10) when you arrive.

Both days run from 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M, with an hour for lunch from 12-1, at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4755 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

To Reserve your Spot, or if you have Questions, please call St. Patrick’s office at 770-455-6523.  Registration is due by the Thursday before each session.

Categories: Parish Life