Remaining Independent - Bayley July 2019

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Remaining Independent - Bayley July 2019 by Longevity Explorers | Recent @ Cincinnati

‘Remaining Independent’ Morphs Into ‘End-of-Life’ Plans & Wishes

Falling is one fear with regard to remaining independent as you age, while carefully planning ahead can help you avoid falling.

Planning is also strongly recommended for other things as well, such as DNR and other end-of-life wishes and preferences.  One Explorer that is originally from the Philippines talked about her family wanting to know what traditions she wants with regard to her burial, wake, etc.  ‘Green burials’ are becoming more popular, but these wishes need to shared.  Funeral homes and cemeteries aren’t as fond of these options since often it is a cheaper alternative.

A living will is important for medical decisions.  Unresolved issues like this can be very hard on a family and can cause strife at an already very difficult time.  Often, families deal with many more details and issues than they were expecting.

To end the meeting, I announce that we are going to continue this topic next time since we seem to have just scratched the surface of ‘remaining independent’.

 

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