Car crashes, sports injuries, work mishaps, falls, home accidents, acute diseases and infections, disasters. Something happens and suddenly you are no longer able to speak. What do you want for your care? How will your resources be spent? Who will decide?
Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources will host “Who Decides: Powers of Attorney and Guardianships” to discuss two of the most important legal instruments a person should have. The power of attorney (POA) allows you to pick someone you trust to handle your affairs if you cannot do so yourself. Guardianships are often created to manage the personal and/or financial matters of another person.
“People often have a sense of invincibility,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources. “The reality is that we are all vulnerable to a situation in which we are not able to speak for ourselves. It’s in these trying circumstances that we most need to have legal documents like these in place before it’s too late.”
"Who Decides” will be offered three times in July:
“Who Decides?” is sponsored by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources (ADR). For additional information about the series call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Scott Kinney, Community Connections253-798-4509 firstname.lastname@example.org
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