When you die, then what? Do you have plans for a memorial service or interment? How do you go about planning wisely? Many people leave the details to others when they die. At that point, family members make hundreds of decisions about final disposition with or without prior input from their loved one. It can be an awkward, emotionally difficult and financially challenging time.
“Death is a part of life,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Long Term Care. “And planning for that eventuality takes time and effort but it also yields peace of mind for those who remain.”
The Of All Things Final seminar provides a practical opportunity to learn about the options people have, the necessary and unnecessary costs involved when someone dies, what funerals look like and how to make good choices in advance or at the time of need.
Participants will receive planning materials, consumer advice, and helpful guides from the Federal Trade Commission. Community resources will be available to help make decisions patiently, thoughtfully and attentively.
The Of All Things Final seminar is sponsored by Pierce County Aging and Long Term Care and is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. It will be held four times:
- April 11 Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St.; Tacoma – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the main conference room
- April 11 Summit Branch Library, 5107 112th St. E.; Tacoma – 7 to 8 p.m. in the library meeting room
- April 12 University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W.; University Place – 7 to 8 p.m. in the library meeting room
- April 13 County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave.; Tacoma – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Rainier Conference Room, 7th floor
For more information about the Of All Things Final seminar, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332.