Free Programs at the Belmont Branch Library, Focus on End of Life Issues
End of life issues can be difficult to discuss, and easy to put off for another time. Four programs at the Dayton Metro Library will help initiate the conversation and offer valuable information on the legal, financial and emotional aspects involved with end of life planning. These programs take place at the Belmont Branch Library, located at 1041 Watervliet Avenue, and are free and open to the public.
"In our culture, we typically don't want to think about death, much less talk about it," said Julie Buchanan, Dayton Metro Library Older Adult Specialist and coordinator of the programs. "I think it's important to have these conversations long before they become 'necessary.' This program is not just for older adults," she added. "While talking about one's end of life choices may never be easy, I feel that it's better to have the conversation long before it becomes critical."
Call the Belmont Branch at 937-496-8920 for more information.
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Saturday, 8/2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Attorney Judy LaMusga specializes in helping individuals plan to leave a "legacy of love" for their family. Find out how advanced directives and Medicaid can be part of your estate planning process.
Let's Put the Fun in Funeral
Saturday, 8/9, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Local funeral director T.R. Routsong will discuss how planning a funeral can be an important part of the end of life transition. He will provide useful information on how veterans' benefits can affect funeral planning and explain the difference between tissue, organ and body donation.
A New Paradigm for End of Life
Saturday, 8/16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. A "good death" is something everyone hopes for. A family care specialist will discuss how you can make empowering choices about end of life care to ensure that you can relax and live life to the fullest.
Saturday, 8/23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Not sure how to convey your final wishes to your family? Lisa Balster, a social worker at the Hospice of Dayton, will discuss how to broach this difficult conversation to ensure that you communicate your choices to your loved ones.