Special to the Tribune-Star
TERRE HAUTE —
The free educational information packed programs “Last Will and Testimony” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vigo County Public Library at 1 Library Square, in lower level classrooms B and C.
Last Will and Testimony is a four-part program designed to provide resources so one can make informed choices regarding long range planning and enhance their quality of life. This class will cover four specific parts:
• Part one: Senior law instruction includes information about senior rights, Medicaid, Medicare, and senior living arrangements;
• Part two: Asset Protection details health and life insurance for your time here on Earth, keys to successful investing, tax efficient transfers of wealth without a revocable trust, how to title assets to accomplish your goals; living accommodation options and information regarding veteran’s benefits and more;
• Part three: Vital documents to provide tools and instruction.
This section will focus on wills and trusts — what they will and won’t do for you, power of attorney’s — what everyone needs, etc., to prepare for end of life.
Participants will be instructed regarding living wills, funeral planning — specifically explaining the difference between pre-planning and pre-paying, benefits to pre-planning, the advantages of pre-paying and how to do both. Additionally, cremation and green burials will be discussed as well; and
• Part four: Eternal living accommodations provides information to ensure peace of mind and offer information to ensure “post” life assurance.
Reservations are required and lass size is limited to 30. Call (812) 917-4970 or toll free at 1-877-223-6109 to reserve a place.
Classes will be taught by the Rev. Edgar Guy (chaplain: Senior Education Ministries); Rick Brewster (attorney, Frisse and Brewster Law Offices, R. Matthew Wayt (Thrivent Financial); Chris Johansen, director of Case Management — Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Gary Greiner and Tami Edwards- (Greiner Funeral Home); Angie Brewer (Vermillion Convalescent Center); Toni Garzolini (State Farm Insurance), Michael Caress (Veterans Services Coordinator-Indiana State University); Becky Compton and Nancy Harp (Roselawn Funeral Home), Brian Hewitt (Social Security Administration); PJ Whitney (Westminster Village), and Candace Snyder (VistaCare Hospice).
Upon completion of the classroom presentation, participants will receive a certificate. The class will be offered again in July.
For more information contact Senior Education Ministries at (812) 0917-4970 or toll free 1-877-223-6109 or visit www.senioreducationministries.org.