News coverage of a well-known celebrity dying without a will points out the resulting difficulties. A family’s crisis over critical medical decisions dominates a news cycle. This news may inspire action, but we find both contemplating our own death and initiating a family discussion difficult. Who do we want to act for us if we become incapacitated? Could our financial affairs be resolved with ease? What are our wishes for our final days? Do we need to reevaluate our established plans and documents?
The Ministry of Social Concerns (MSC) Team believes that talking about these and other questions will move us toward new understandings and a sense of peace; therefore, they are sponsoring a series of conversations to spark thought and action on end of life planning.
Four conversations are scheduled for the fourth Sunday of January through April. A light lunch will be served at noon in the fellowship hall with the presentations and discussion from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The topics for each session are listed below:
- January 27 – Wills and Trusts, other useful documents
- February 24 – Advanced Directives
- March 24 – Hospice
- April 28 – California End of Life Legislation
For more information, contact Judy Zlatnik or other MSC members. Invite interested friends and family to attend, too.