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Tips for Organizing the Second Half of Your Life
While people don't always like to talk about the documents they need to have in place as they age, discussing and understanding them can ensure that events will go more smoothly for individuals and their loved ones as they get older. For those who are younger, understanding what documents their parents should have in place can go a long way toward helping them to better prepare for difficult times.
Beth Am Temple will host a workshop titled, "Tips for Organizing the Second Half of Your Life" on Monday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM. "While some of the things we will cover appear to be 'end of life' issues, they are items that everyone should have in place in case of an emergency," stated Rabbi Daniel Pernick who will be one of the speakers during the workshop.
Mal Blotner, member of the Beth Am Temple Adult Education Committee, will moderate the panel discussion which will include Attorney Alden Wolfe, Social Worker Mimi Hoffman and Rabbi Daniel Pernick.
Topics to be included:
Finances: Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Long-Term Care - Attorney Alden Wolfe
Health Care: Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Serious Illness - Social Worker Mimi Hoffman
Final Arrangements: Cemetery Plots, Prepaid Burials - Rabbi Daniel Pernick
Alden Wolfe is an attorney in private practice in New City, focusing on estate planning, probate and estate administration, disability and guardianship law.
Social Worker Mimi Hoffman is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 40 years of social work experience including both personal and professional experience in dealing with the Seminar’s health care issues.
Rabbi Daniel Pernick has served the congregation at Beth Am Temple since 1985. He holds a BA in Sociology and was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion which honored him with a Doctor of Divinity degree in May, 2007 for his service as a Rabbi for 25 years.
The discussion is expected to last for 90 minutes including time for questions and answers. Admission is free with pre-registration by calling 845-638-4393 and members and non-members are welcome. There will be a $5.00 donation at the door for those who are NOT pre-registered. The evening will conclude with coffee and dessert.
Beth Am Temple is located at 60 East Madison Avenue in Pearl River. It is a Reform temple founded in 1963 and serves the Rockland and Bergen County area. For more information visit their website at www.bethamtemple.org.