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You are invited to attend the 2019 July Benefit Resource Workshop for Veterans, military service members, family members, and service providers on 7/19/19 (Friday).
This free workshop is to provide updated information about federal benefits for Veterans and their family members, and increase Veterans' and their families' access to these benefits. The workshop also provide valuable information for service providers who are currently working with Veterans, military service members and their family or are interested to learn more about benefit resources for Veterans and their family members.
7/19/19 (Friday) 12:15pm to 4:00pm.
at Mather VA Medical Center Building
Lunch provided. Workshop check-in and lunch will start at 12:15pm.
You are going to learn updated information about:
The Lincoln Potters are a local summer collegiate baseball team located in Lincoln, CA. Dedicated to providing Family-Affordable-Fun to all of Placer County! #PotterUp
This Summer, fans 55 and up receive FREE General Admission every Sunday courtesy of Summerset Senior Living! Also, current and former military receive FREE General Admission every Sunday at 65 McBean Park Dr. Lincoln, California!
So grab a grandparent and have some family fun this summer with the Lincoln Potters!
On Wednesday, June 19, Your Elder Care Specialist spent the evening taking a "Cruise Around the World" to support to the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center!
This wasn't just any cruise. This signature fundraiser provides a "Cruise" experience on land, by hosting 15 senior care facilities, and challenging them to a cook-off! The communities face-off by providing culinary tastes from around the world. Celebrity judges and the audience, vote for their favorites!
We had several favorites this year: a cilantro lime chicken and rice, a mushroom risotto and pulled pork in wanton shells. There were other ceviche dishes, pork bao's, shrimp cocktails, teriyaki pork bites over rice and so much more!
Along with eating our hearts out, they provided an amazing table of raffle prizes, and silent auction selections, music and live auction. We had a blast!
The Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is an independent, private, non-profit program funded by the Department of Health Care Services, Area 4 Agency on Aging, grants and private contributions.
Del Oro's mission is to improve the well-being of family caregivers and provide support throughout the caregiving process. Del Oro provides a variety of services to help support caregivers and achieve their mission.
We are so excited to announce that we have expanded to El Dorado Hills, California!
Your Elder Care and Placement Specialist has been working hard in the Sacramento County area for over 3 years. We have recently expanded to El Dorado County!
Our address is:
5170 Golden Foothill Parkway,
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.
As always, we would love to meet with you! Please make sure to make an appointment as our agents are usually in the field working with seniors and their families! We wouldn't want to miss you!
We are never too busy for your referrals! Contact one of our agents today: 916-767-3459
This article was copied directly from the newsletter of the Baron Family Law firm located 641 Fulton Ave, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95864 (916) 905-0024 Email them here
Gen-X, 90210 Star Luke Perry’s Death Demonstrates the Importance of Planning for Incapacity
In late February, Luke Perry, who became famous starring in the 1990s TV series Beverly Hills 90210, suffered a massive stroke at age 52. He was hospitalized under heavy sedation, and five days later, when it became clear he wouldn’t recover, his family decided to remove life support.
Perry died on March 4th, 2019 surrounded by his two children—21-year-old Jack and 18-year-old Sophie—along with his fiancé, ex-wife, mother, siblings, and others.
Whether or not you were a Luke Perry fan, it’s hard not to be somewhat shocked when someone so young, successful, and seemingly healthy passes away so suddenly. In these moments, the fragile impermanence of life becomes glaringly obvious. It’s life’s way of reminding us that incapacity and death can strike at any time, no matter who you are.
Such reminders can make you feel extremely vulnerable. And they can also be a precious reminder to make the most of life now.
Reminders of the fleeting nature of life can actually be a wonderful thing, if it motivates you to savor life now AND take the proper action to protect the ones you love through proper estate planning. And while we don’t yet know exactly what levels of planning Perry had in place, it appears he was thoughtful and responsible enough to have at least covered the basics.
Planning for incapacity and death
Perry was reportedly inspired to create his own estate plan following a fairly recent health scare. In 2015, after discovering he had precancerous growths during a colonoscopy, Perry created a will, leaving everything to his two children. Since Perry was worth an estimated $10 million, divorced with kids from the first marriage, and about to be married again, creating a will was the very least he could do.
But wills are just a small part of the planning equation. Wills only apply to the distribution of your assets following death, and even then, your will must go through the court process known as probate for your assets to be distributed. Because a will only comes into play upon your death, if you’re ever incapacitated by accident or illness as Perry was, it offers neither you nor your family any protections.
In Perry’s case, he was incapacitated by a stroke and on life support for nearly a week before he died. During this period, the fact Perry had a will was irrelevant because he was still alive. But given how events unfolded, it appears Perry had other planning vehicles in place to prepare for just this situation.
The power over life and death
During the time he was incapacitated, someone was called upon to make crucial medical decisions for Perry’s welfare, while his family was summoned to his side. To this end, it’s likely that Perry designated someone to serve as his medical decision-maker by granting them medical power of attorney. He may have also created a living will, which would provide specific instructions to this individual regarding how to make these medical decisions.
Granting medical power of attorney gives the person you name the authority to make healthcare decisions on your behalf in the event of your incapacity. The document that does this is known as an advance healthcare directive, and it’s an absolute must-have for every adult over age 18.
Perry was put on life support for nearly a week, and then he was removed from it and allowed to die without ever regaining consciousness—and without any apparent conflict between his loved ones. This indicates that someone in his family likely had the legal authority to make those heart-wrenching decisions over Perry’s life and death.
Without medical power of attorney, if any of Perry's family were in disagreement over how his medical care should be handled, the family may have needed a court order to terminate life support. This could have needlessly prolonged the family’s suffering and made his death even more public, costly, and traumatic for those he left behind.
The power over your money
Along with medical power of attorney, every adult should also have financial durable power of attorney. In the event of your incapacity, financial durable power of attorney is an estate planning tool that gives the person you choose immediate authority to manage your finances, such as paying your bills, collecting government benefits, and overseeing your bank accounts.
We can’t be sure at this point whether or not Perry put in place durable power of attorney, but since this planning document goes hand-in hand with medical power of attorney, it’s almost certain he did. Yet seeing that Perry was only incapacitated for five days before his death, durable power of attorney may not seem totally necessary in his case.
But what if Perry’s incapacity had lasted a lot longer?
Given that Perry could have lingered on life support for months or years, it’s crucial that someone he trusted had the authority to manage his finances during his incapacity. Without durable power of attorney, the court will choose someone to manage your finances, and that someone might be a person you wouldn’t want anywhere near your life savings or checkbook.
What’s more, that someone could even be a “professional” who gets paid hefty hourly fees to handle things, even if you have family members who want to serve.
Learn from Perry’s example
While Perry’s death is certainly sad, if it inspires you to put the proper estate planning in place, it can ultimately prove immensely beneficial. Whether you already have a basic plan in place or nothing at all, meet with us to get educated about the specifics necessary to keep your family out of court and out conflict if and when something happens to you.
We’ll help ensure that in the event of your incapacity, or when you die, your loved ones will have the same protections Perry’s had—and more. Contact us today to attend one of our live educational events or get started with a private session.
This article is a service of Baron Family Law. We don’t just draft documents; we ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about your legal matters for you, your family and your children. That's why we offer a Life and Legacy Planning Session for Estate Planning and a Divorce Essentials Planning Session. You can begin by calling our office to schedule a planning session and mention that you received this e-mail to get this $400 session at no charge.
This Friday, March 29, 2019 is National Vietnam Veterans Day. This is a national day of recognition of veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War. It should not be confused with Veterans Day.
There are several events happening on Friday, March 29, 2019 in the Greater Sacramento Area to pay honor to our Veterans who served during Vietnam:
12:30pm Vietnam War Veterans Day and Commemoration
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
15th and L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
You are invited to attend this event to honor all those who served during the Vietnam War and never received the so righteously deserved "Welcome Home".
11am Free Pizza or Burger at Sammy's in Citrus Heights
Free pizza or burger for ALL Vietnam Veterans.
Please show proper I.D.
More Information here
2pm-5pm for a Ceremony Honoring Vietnam Vets
Center for Posttraumatic Growth
11344 Coloma Road Suite 347, Gold River, California 95670
At Your Elder Care Specialist, we honor our Veteran's and their families. To learn more about benefits and services available to the aging Vet, please call 916-821-8378. We proudly serve all aging Californian's with guidance, resources and referrals.
If you have an event, discount or special offering for Vietnam Veteran's Day, please email us and we will include it in the article.
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging, it’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Join this meeting to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Dec 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Fri). Admission is Free.
Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Ave, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Contact: (800) 272-3900
Fraud Watch with AARP
Get tips on how to spot and avoid scams, as well as ongoing updates from resources like Watchdog Alerts and a scam-tracking map that provides real-time alerts from law enforcement in your state. Q&A session will follow presentation.
Arden-Dimick Library891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864
Dec 1, 2018 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Sat)
Free. No Registration Necessary