Planning ahead for the future at Cowra Library

Cowra residents will have the opportunity to plan for their future with a seminar at Cowra Library on Wednesday, August 21 from 2pm till 4pm.

More often than not we seem to be so caught up in daily events that we can honestly say that we haven't ever given thought to a time when we may be unable or unwilling to manage our own financial and/or personal and health affairs.

And yet, planning ahead is something that we really should give consideration to - and not just when we are "seniors".

Thinking about situations where we may be unwilling or unable to manage our own affairs should, be something we engage in when we turn 18 years of age.

After all, we register to vote then, why not think about who could manage our finances in certain situations.

The seminar will feature Sue Field, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University.

The 2-hour session covers pre-planning for financial and medical decisions.

What is planning ahead?

Who should plan ahead?

The different Powers of Attorney are explained, and, how they differ from an Enduring Guardianship, an advance care directive and a will.

Professor Field addresses placing conditions and limitations in these documents and the qualities to look for in the person you appoint as attorney.

There will also be a Legal Aid lawyer present to provide legal advice on a range of civil laws, and avenues for these documents to be prepared.

Phone Cowra Library on 6340 2180 to book your place.