SAN DIEGO – JUNE 19, 2018 – The San Diego Planning Partnership, a nonprofit collaborative of trusted community organizations dedicated to removing the mystery of estate planning and long-term care options for everyone regardless of income or situation, announces their first free workshop session. The two-day event, scheduled for August 15 and 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day, will be held at KPBS, located on the campus of San Diego State University, 5200 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182.
The need for the training and resources offered by the nonprofit San Diego Planning Partnership has grown immensely in the past few years. Approximately 10,000 Americans each day turn 65 years old. People are living longer than ever and need more assistance to cover expenses. A recent announcement from the United States government revealed a very grim outlook for the entitlements older adults have counted on for decades – the Medicare trust fund will be depleted in 2026 and the Social Security Trust Fund could be depleted in 2034. “Regardless of economic resources, rich or poor, people just need access to knowledge so they have the confidence to create an action plan and secure the future they want,” says Yvonne Amrine, founder, San Diego Planning Partnership.
Only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have stated their wishes in a legal form – through estate planning documents such as a will or living trust. At the August 2018 workshop hosted by KPBS, guests will hear information presented by professional volunteers who represent nonprofit and professional organizations of the collaborative, which include St. Paul’s Senior Services, The Salvation Army, KPBS, Amrine Law, and others – organizations who often help seniors in need and provide resources to caregivers of older adults who cannot care for themselves. Workshop organizers ensure attendees will receive unbiased information and learn the language of estate and long-term care planning, and options for managing, preserving, and ultimately distributing an individual’s assets. End of life and incapacity decisions will also be discussed.
Upon completion of the sessions, older adults and caregivers will feel more empowered to tackle tough conversations and to begin the road to clear estate planning that will help them maintain independence as well as help legally grant authority to someone to make medical decisions for them should they become incapacitated. “Our goal is to increase the number of San Diego County adults who have their documents and future plans in order, lessening the need for court intervention when families are in the midst of a caregiving crisis,” continues Amrine.
Participants who are interested in attending the two-day workshop organized by the San Diego Planning Partnership at KPBS on Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 2018 must pre-register in advance as space is limited. Parking is free. Visit the San Diego Planning Partnership website at sd-pp.org or call (760) 500-1902 or more details and to RSVP in advance.
About San Diego Planning Partnership
The San Diego Planning Partnership is a nonprofit collaboration whose members are committed to help remove the mystery of estate planning and long-term care options for all older adults, regardless of economic resources. The collaboration provides no-cost workshops to educate the community on topics affecting their future, such as estate planning, in a non-threatening, no solicitation classroom environment. The two-day workshops are free to attend and led by professional volunteers and representatives of trusted nonprofits and community organizations. Participants will understand their options and get the tools to take control of their future. To learn more or to RSVP for the next workshop, visit sd-pp.org.
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