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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Don’t Wait for the Crisis, Part 1: Powers of Attorney

Wednesday, October 11 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thinking about the future is usually hopeful, but it can also come with harsh realities. You may become very ill. When this happens, a multitude of problems can arise. How does someone handle your affairs, like paying for your medical expense, if they do not have authority to access your banking information? If your health condition is such that you cannot make decisions on the medical treatments you may or may not want, who can make those decisions for you?

Unfortunately, these unanswered questions can cause your family members or friends a good deal of stress and confusion. They could also lead to possible harm to you. In order to reduce some of these undesirable issues, legal documents called powers of attorney for both health care and financial and property should be considered carefully and prepared before the crisis happens.

We are pleased to welcome Tiffany Clements, attorney with the Center for Disability and Elder Law, who will help answer any questions you have regarding these legal documents. You’ll learn:

  • Why is it important to have powers of attorney prepared in advance?
  • Who can draft a power of attorney?
  • What does capacity mean?
  • What should you consider when choosing the person to make medical and financial decisions on your behalf?
  • What is the legal process and legal terms I should know?

Join us for this informative presentation by calling our conference line, 312-809-1004. For questions email Kathy Austin.