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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Three final decisions become the most important

Postponing the most important decisions can be disastrous. It can tear families apart and destroy what took a lifetime to establish. Three final decisions are the most important and come into play at the most stressful time of life – when death occurs.

“Three Final Decisions” is a free, full-day seminar that will provide impartial information, practical resources and hands-on exercises about essential legal documents, ethical wills and pre-planning funeral arrangements.

“Three Final Decisions” will be offered on three Saturdays during the month of May:

  • May 7 at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW in Tacoma
  • May 14 at Powers Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup
  • May 21 at New Tacoma Cemeteries, Funeral Home and Crematory, 9212 Chambers Creek Rd. W. in University Place
Each of the workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch. This is an information-only event; no sales allowed. RSVP is required in advance by calling (253) 798-8787.

Participants will receive valuable materials and information to assist with personal planning and to discuss with other family members and friends. Topics include wills, advance directives, powers of attorney for finances and health care, funeral home services, cemetery offerings, options for funerals and memorials, pre-planning arrangements, obituaries and more. In addition, participants will learn about “ethical wills” and receive guidance in writing their own document.

“Failure to plan is a plan to fail,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources manager. “Nobody wants to fail their loved ones. In our day and age that means completing essential documents and pre-arranging services. Failure to do so can lead to family stress, ongoing confusion and financial mistakes.”

The workshop is an information-only presentation sponsored by the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources in collaboration with area funeral homes and other community partners. For more information about the event please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.

Bob Riler, Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources
(253) 798-7384
[email protected]

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