What is going to happen when I am gone? It is a question no one wants to think about. Yet it is something that must be considered to help ease the burden on the loved ones you will leave behind.
Only 1 out of 4 Americans has a Living Will. When loved ones must make decisions without knowing what a person wants, emotions can arise, and family conflicts can surface. Having your desires in place – about the care you want to receive and how you would like things to be handled when you are gone – helps your family to honor your wishes.
Knowing where to begin can be daunting for many people. That is why Cancer Support Community Arizona – a local nonprofit that delivers free support services, programming, and resources to cancer patients and their families – is giving Arizonans a free opportunity to receive virtual guidance, resources, and support.
The nonprofit is hosting a free Zoom workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from noon to 2 p.m., with a panel of experts who will address the importance of Wills & Estate Planning, Advanced Directives, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and Funeral Arrangements.
Participating panelists and the topics they will each address include:
• Emily Taylor, Elder Law Attorney, Taylor & Lihn, PLLC (Wills & Estate Planning)
• Heather Chapple, Community Liaison, Hospice of the Valley (Advanced Directives)
• Kim Boersema, Social Worker, Hospice of the Valley (Palliative Care)
• David Kaminski, Chaplain, Hospice of the Valley (Hospice Care)
• Edward Lopez, General Manager, Samaritan Funeral Home (Funeral Arrangements)
To register for this free virtual workshop, visit www.cscaz.org/register.There is no cost to
Since 1999, Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) has been providing emotional and social support for anyone impacted by cancer. The nonprofit organization offers more than 100 free programs per month, including support groups, social activities, mind/body therapies, nutritional counseling and educational seminars that are specially designed to support cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. Most Cancer Support Community Arizona’s programs are funded by individual and corporate donors. To learn more about CSCAZ, visit cscaz.org.