Answering Some Questions About the Journey We Call “Aging”

When it looks like you or a loved one needs help with everyday chores and tasks, where do you look for assistance? What are the options, and how much will they cost? Are there additional resources available?

These were some of the questions answered by Lisa Mayfield, an expert on the aging process, when she addressed a group of members and friends in early November. “The Power of Planning: How to Take Control of the Journey We Call Aging” was the first in a series of events sponsored by the Stewardship Committee and hosted by Camilla’s Circle, our church’s legacy society that celebrates members who have included UUC in their will or estate plan.

Lisa told us that nearly 70% of individuals over age 65 will eventually need help with activities of daily living, and they will likely need that help for at least five years. She also helped us think about what to do when a loved one needs help but refuses it. Though these are sobering topics Lisa addressed them with warmth and a spirit of hopefulness.

Watch for the next event in the speaker series early in 2019. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about including UUC in your will or estate plan please get in touch with Ken Mundt, kenmundt@msn.com or 206-325-5067.