The US Department of Health & Human Service’s National Institute of Aging is focused on “research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.” They have published an excellent Guide to Getting Your Affairs in Order — a must read for everyone, no matter how prepared you believe you are. The guide is made up of six sections:
- Plan for the Future
- What Exactly Is an “Important Paper”?
- Steps for Getting Your Affairs in Order
- Legal Documents
- For More Information about Getting Your Affairs in Order
The Community Legal Association of Prince Edward Island in Canada has published a booklet entitled An Introduction to Putting Your Affairs in Order at any Age that is also a very handy reference.
We at Sukham recommend you conduct a thorough review for yourself and your spouse and satisfy yourself that you can take this important task off your to-do list!