Not too long ago, my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer.  At the time, it was thought to be pretty aggressive and there were other complications that made the situation seem pretty grim.  Our family got together and during those moments, we learned what his wishes were for his funeral.  He even had a chance to write down details and pick out a few things that were special for him that would help make this day a celebration and not just a funeral.

I would have rather been chatting with my dad about vacation planning rather than funeral planning.  It was good to get it down on paper though and figure out details and a plan, and actually, anyone can work on these steps and at any age.

Through this experience and a few other recent conversations with my family, I learned how great it is to have resources available in this community.  Questions will come up and it is important to have support and know where we can go for answers, especially for those topics that are a bit harder.

The Elder Network has some great informational sessions in April on topics that are important for everyone of all ages:

  • April 23rd - 10 things every senior should know about estate planning
  • April 30th - Not too young to plan, Funeral Planning for all ages

Join them for these info sessions from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Shorewood Senior Campus, 2115 2nd St SW in Rochester.  If you need more info, give the Elder Network a call at 507-285-5272.

They also have their Spring Fever Gala coming up on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Rochester Golf & Country Club, 3100 Country Club Rd SW, Rochester.  Everyone is invited for this fun night of amazing food, live music, and the silent and live auction.  Learn more about this event and purchase tickets online here:  Spring Fever Gala Tickets


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