How to Leave a Legacy

How to Leave a Legacy

by Marcie Larkey, member of the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California

We are planners. We plan births and baptisms, weddings and honeymoons, our schedules and work projects, vacations and retirement. But planning for after we are gone is difficult for most people. It is estimated that as many as 55 percent of all Americans don’t even have a will.

Planning ahead for a less enjoyable time isn’t fun, and no one is trying to convince you otherwise. But a few hours of your time and effort today will save your family from a lot of heartache in the future. A Life Planning Guide* workshop can help.

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 9:00am - 12pm

Where: St. Clement's, Rancho Cordova

Cost: Free

“The pace was perfect. No boring details ….. What you did was open our hearts and our eyes.”

This lively workshop includes discussions on many topics, including: Making arrangements for your children, organizing your important papers and assuring that someone knows where to find them, writing love letters to your family/friends, leaving the necessary information for your funeral and your obituary, preparing your Advance Directive, end-of-life choices, understanding Hospice, how to donate your organs, deciding who will receive your assets , the importance of having a will, and the difference between a will and a Trust.

The pilot program, developed at St. Michael's, Carmichael, has now been offered to over 130 individuals in three different sessions. All evaluations have been very enthusiastic. This is a program for all ages.

“I thought I had done my preplanning, but learned that I had
omitted something which I will now be able to correct.”

“I really enjoyed the humor that was interjected.”

“Doing this as a group makes a difficult subject far less scary.

The workshop is free, but by reservation only. Please call the church office: (916)  635-5282 to save your place. Participants are asked to bring a three-ring binder with nine dividers.

If you would like to schedule a Life Planning Guide workshop in your area, please contact Marcie Larkey, member of the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California: (916) 488-6960.

*A program of The Episcopal Foundation of Northern California

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