The tragedy unfolding in southeastern Texas due to Hurricane Harvey should serve as a reminder to all of us to be as prepared as possible for what lies ahead. While our area has been spared from Mother Nature’s onslaught, each of us should consider what we can do to protect ourselves.
When thinking about the future, there are a number of questions to consider. Are my estate planning documents current? Am I financially prepared for aging? Do I want to stay in my home or transition into a care community? If a family member moves into my home to help care for me, how do I structure compensation for that care? How do I force my adult child to leave the nest? What can I do to my home to enable me to age in place? What are my options if I can no longer live in my home? While we cannot control the inevitable, we can certainly plan for it.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, Senior Services of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association will host the seventh Senior Law Day event. This year’s focus will be on “Aging in Alexandria: Planning for Life Transitions,” and will feature panels of local experts discussing the importance of planning. Speakers will address a number of topics including estate planning, caregiver agreements, financial considerations related to life transitions, transition support services, and senior residential living options.
The event will be held at TC Williams High School located at 3330 King S., Alexandria from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and plenty of free parking will be available. This event is free and open to the public, and a light breakfast will be provided.
You can register online at www.seniorservicesalex.org or by calling 703-836-4414, ext. 110.