January

Topic of the Month: Putting Your Affairs In Order

"Dad won't even discuss getting a power of attorney. He thinks we're trying to steal his money but we're only trying to protect it. He's getting so forgetful. He should have organized all this years ago!"

Years ago? Maybe when he was your age? It's time for a different kind of family planning. If we (the children), put our affairs in order, it opens the opportunity to discuss many issues with our parents and our children in a objective rather than emotional environment.

Legally you need to a clear plan for your financial affairs and medical care in the event you are unable to make decisions yourself. Yes, that means you need a lawyer.

Since you will be paying legal fees it is wise to use the appointment time efficiently. Read the MB government Legal Information Guide For Seniors. Download it from the column to your right.

If you'd like a copy of the guide and a chance to discuss legal and financial planning, register for the February 2nd workshop, Caregiving: Assisting Your Aging Parents.

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