Planning for death

How to Tactfully Initiate End-of-Life Conversations with Aging Parents

June 8, 2016

Whether you plan ahead or you’re thrown into a situation due to a sudden health crisis, end-of-life conversations are never easy. Couple that with trying to initiate end-of-life conversations with your aging parents. These conversations can be excruciatingly delicate and sometimes difficult. One must simultaneously tread lightly, yet boldly.

Include Next Generation In Estate Planning Process

May 9, 2016

If you think you have run out of things to talk about with your adult kids, how about a worthwhile chat about incapacity and death? That’s certainly going to get their attention and a photo worthy reaction…usually a wide-eyed look that says “it’s time to head for the hills!” 

We need, however, to ensure that our next of kin are fully prepared and understand what we want should we become incapacitated or die.

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The Conversation Project has collected advance care planning tools and valuable resources from individuals and organizations to make available to people around the country.

What do You Want Others to Remember About You?

November 1, 2015

“All the dates and degrees and statistics don’t matter," she said. “What matters is the life itself.”  “How so?” “Well, I always began by asking, ‘Tell me about your loved one.’ Eventually, we always got the truth.”

This passage was written by Ann Hood, author of “The Obituary Writer” an empathetic story of love and loss, human nature, and eventual death.

Wealthcare for Women recently added The LastingMatters Organizer as a resource and guide in the section "Facing Life as a Widow".

Attorney Christine S. Anderson highlighted The LastingMatters Organizer as an estate planning guide that "goes the extra mile" in a blog post for Ansell & Anderson's clients, colleagues and subscribers.

"It's over" for Yogi Berra

October 3, 2015

On September 22, at the age of 90, Yogi Berra passed away leaving behind a legacy known nationwide. He was a Hall of Famer and one of baseball's finest catchers. Whether or not you liked or even watched baseball, you knew that Yogi was considered “an American treasure”.

Barbara Bates Sedoric, Founder of LastingMatters, engaged in a meaningful presentation and conversation about planning ahead for any life-changing event with a room full of attendees at the Durham Public Library this week. "Planning for the inevitable is the greatest gift you can give and receive" said Sedoric.

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