Age Friendly Limerick is hosting a series of events over the month of February 2020, called “Putting Your House in Order.”
The most local venue and date is
· February 13th: The Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, County Limerick, while other dates and venues are in the list below.
From: Rizzo, Anne [mailto:anne.rizzo]
Sent: Tuesday 28 January 2020 13:02
Subject: FW: "Putting Your House In Order" seminars
It is that time of year again when we start planning ahead, vowing to lose weight, get fit, setting goals in many areas of our life.
There is one thing that you may not want to consider, because, here in Ireland, we do not like to talk about it. Planning for what happens in the case of a medical emergency, where you cannot make decisions for yourself, or making known your wishes for when you die is essential so that your family can plan according to your wishes not their best guess for what you would have wanted.
That is why, Age Friendly Limerick is hosting a series of events over the month of February 2020, called “Putting Your House in Order.”
An information session will be hosted in each of the municipal districts and will give advice on a range of topics under four main headings:-
· Care Preferences
(Advance Healthcare Directive, Designated Healthcare Representative, Life Sustaining Treatments, CPR etc.)
(Enduring Power of Attorney, Making a will etc.)
(Bank Accounts, Insurance, Life Assurance, Credit Cards, Tax Affairs, Pensions etc.)
· When I Die
(Organ/Body Donation, Post Mortem, Funeral and Burial Arrangements etc.)
The session will be delivered in two parts, the first part will cover wills, enduring power of attorney and other legal issues, and will be delivered by Sharon Cahir, Solicitor. The second part of the event will be delivered by Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). Rebecca will focus on the other three headings, Care Preferences, Financial and When I Die, and will guide attendees through filling out the “Think Ahead” booklet, published by the IHF.
The first event in the series will be launched by Cllr. Michael Sheahan, Mayor of the City & County of Limerick in Istabraq Hall, Merchants Quay on Thursday 6th February, 2020 from 11.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (registration from 10.30-11.00)
All five events are FREE, but places are limited so booking is essential. For more information or to book a place at one of the events, please email jillian.robinson or aisling.walshe or call 061 557541 or 061 557353.
Locations & dates:
· February 6th: Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Merchants Quay
· February 7th: The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, County Limerick
· February 10th: The Longcourt Hotel in Newcastle West, County Limerick
· February 13th: The Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, County Limerick
· February 14th: Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Merchants Quay
*All events will take place from 11am-2.30pm with a refreshment break. Registration from 10.30am
We would like to invite you to attend any of the above sessions, but also please consider passing this information on to family, friends and local community groups you may be involved with. The events are a great opportunity for people to think about what their wishes are, and it is worth pointing out that this is not limited to older people. These are matters that should be considered no matter what stage of life you are at, young parent, empty nester or older person.
Anne Rizzo| Administrative Officer
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City and County Council
Corporate Headquarters| Merchants Quay| Limerick V94 EH90
061 557 525| anne.rizzo
www.limerick.ie | @LimerickCouncil