Estate Planning

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Mar 31, 2011

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and a number of other organizations throughout New Jersey are reportedly leading an effort to raise awareness for healthcare decision-making ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16.

According to the Sparta Independent, each year the hospice gives out packets on creating living wills that are filled with important information for those looking to spell out their end-of-life wishes.

Mar 30, 2011

At a recent Green, Ohio city council meeting, legislation was passed to approve the city's purchase of five acres of land from the Joseph R.

Mar 30, 2011

Kendra Seavey of the Beverly, Massachusetts Council on Aging, recently scheduled a six-week workshop series that will assist seniors in a number of areas, including the creation of a last will, the Boston Globe reports.

By offering the seminars, Seavey has reportedly brought the government-sponsored initiative Embrace Your Future to fruition, the news source said.

The program was first designed as a way to give information to middle aged and older adults about planning for their future, according to the Globe.

Mar 22, 2011

The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, New York, is reportedly advising people to create a living will if they have not already, North Country Now reports.

According to the news provider, a living will, which is also referred to as a "healthcare treatment directive," indicates the type of medical treatment a person would like to receive at the end of his or her life.

The living will deals with a number of issues including breathing machines, feeding tubes, IV fluids, oxygen and even medicines that should or should not be utilized by healthcare professiona

Mar 21, 2011

Roger Anderson, former Emmet County, Iowa supervisor, recently pleaded with local legislators to maintain the Iowa Senior Living Trust, which he claims helps 16 agencies across the state, the Estherville Daily News reports.

According to the news source, Anderson reportedly asked Senator Jack Kibbie and Representative John Wittneben to preserve the $390,000 grant. Kibbie has previously said that "the thought is it's going to go."

Anderson said that the 16 agencies assisted by the grant are considering consolidating to just five.