Are You Ready? End of Life Planning
Neighborhood Falmouth partnered with the Falmouth Senior Center to present
a series of seminars about end-of-life planning
We plan meticulously for major passages in our lives, birthdays, weddings, career changes, home buying. Should we put as much thought into planning our final days? We think you should.
Neighborhood Falmouth and the Falmouth Senior Center teamed up to provide a series of seminars that covered many aspects of the surprisingly complicated planning for your late life care and end of life. We brought together local experts in health care, funeral planning, legal, financial, and spiritual preparation to help you put your house in order. Learning included how to have a conversation with your family about these emotional issues. Participants received step-by-step guidance on how to create legal documents to ensure that your wishes can be honored even if you cannot speak for yourself. Health care professionals demonstrated how to communicate these wishes to your doctors. Experts shared ways to prepare financially for your own death and how to preserve as much as you can for your family.
January 28: Are You Ready? Starting the Conversation about Late Life and End of Life Planning. Speakers: Tina Soares, Cape Cod Health Care; Heather Massey, Death Café; Joseph Hawley, Cape Cod Five Trust Dept.; Patty Mello, Elder Law Attorney; Rev. Nell Fields, Waquoit Congregational Church.
February 25: Are You Ready? What Are Your Medical Arrangements for Late Life & End of Life?
March 25: Are You Ready? What Are Your Funeral Preferences?
April 29: What Are Your Financial Plans for Late Life and End of Life?
May 20: Are You Ready? What Are Your Legal Arrangements for Late Life and End of Life?
June 25: Are You Ready? What Are Your Spiritual Concerns for Late Life and End of Life? What Will Your Legacy be to Family, Friends, and Community?
Following each seminar, information from the speakers was posted on this site,
including handouts and forms.
The seminars were held the last Monday of each month from January to June 2019 at the Senior Center, and consisted of a 45-minute presentation followed by a 40-minute Q&A, and chance to get a start at putting your own wishes on paper. Sessions included in the series were: