A key aspect of the “Aging Well” philosophy is to think about, confront, discuss and plan for old age and our own impending death. Doing so provides peace of mind, an essential clarity in our lives, and clears the way to live and celebrate each day to the fullest!
We all plan for events of importance and goals we have set. Education. Marriage. Children. A Home. That dream vacation. Retirement. However, many of us are reluctant to think about or plan for the last chapters of our lives. We are uncomfortable to think about, confront, discuss or plan for old age, and our own impending death.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln
No two individuals are alike. The needs of each individual and each couple are different. However, there are several common themes and questions that everyone needs to consider:
What’s important to me? What do I value? Will I be financially secure after I retire? Where do I want to live? Whom do I want to be with? What do I want to do? How will I move around as I get older? How will I be cared for in the event I am unable to care for myself? What do I want to leave behind for my loved ones? Do my loved ones know what’s important for me? Who will speak for me in the event that I am unable to speak for myself? Do they know and understand my wishes? How should I tell them?
You will find information below to help you think about, address and plang for your future.