Making arrangements for a funeral, purchasing cemetery property or securing cremation services is really only a part of the end of life decisions we generally avoid. For most adults over 50 and especially those contemplating retirement, there are a number of critical areas that need to be addressed, not only in relation to our death and the inevitable funeral services, cemetery arrangements or cremation service, that will occur, but to ensure a consistent and high quality of life in our mature or senior years.
Most of us rarely give thought to such things as;
Of course we could go on with our list but the point is when you are thinking about creating final arrangements you should be thinking not only about that final moment but how the book of your life should be written, for better or worse, before that moment. It is to that end we have compiled here and will continue to add to resources that can help you learn about these areas, so you will be able to address them in an intelligent and efficient manner.
We list below some places where you can get additional information on the subjects listed above. As this area becomes known by industry participants we will add more to our list. Here are a few services we know about or have asked to be listed.
Total Living Choices - Information to seniors and their families to assist them in finding the best living options.
CNN/Money Money 101 - Estate Planning Tutorial from CNN and Money Magazine covering wills, trusts, living wills, power of attorney, etc. It lists the top 10 things you should be paying attention to.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - Organization for mature adults 50 and above in the United States. Information on health, long-term care, economic security, independent living and consumer issues.
Seniors-Site - These pages on Seniors-Site are dedicated to providing information on a most difficult subject -- death.
The Social Security Administration [US Government Official Site] - How to Find the Top 10 Most Requested Services from Social Security Online.
Kiplinger.com - Information covering retirement and estate planning and more. Trust financial advise and business forecasts for more than 75 years.
Beyond The Veil Network - A wealth of pre-need suggestions, information and resources to help you develop your last wishes and final arrangements, wills, power of attorney, advance heath care directive, organ donation and much more.
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