OMAHA – Last year, the Department of Gerontology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) hosted a three-part series dedicated to end-of-life planning. Now, due to popular demand, the series continues in 2015 with two new sessions.
This spring, the UNO Department of Gerontology’s “Begin With the End in Mind: The Next Chapter” will focus on two important aspects of end-of-life planning: writing an ethical will and legal requirements in end-of-life planning. Both sessions will feature guest experts and open Q&A sessions.
March 20 - Ethical Wills
On Friday, March 20, Shane Kotok, former Director of Admissions and Outreach at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, will discuss the concept of the ethical will, a document that is often used in estate planning with a history rooted in sharing cultural, social and religious values that one wishes to be known and shared by their families and friends.
An award-winning community service advocate, Kotok’s work at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home seeks to promote and enhance the quality of life of its residents. Her presentation will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center’s OPPD Dialogue Room.
April 17 - Legal Challenges
On Friday, April 17, Margaret Schaefer, an elder rights attorney at Legal Aid of Nebraska, will discuss the necessary legal hurdles that elders and their families may encounter in the lead up to and shortly after their passing.
Schaefer is the manager of the ElderAccessLine for Legal Aid of Nebraska, offering legal assistance directly to callers as they need it. She has been a part of the ElderAccessLine since it opened in 2005.
Schaefer’s presentation will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons, Room 132.
Space is limited for both events, so reservations are required to attend. In order to reserve space, please contact Maria Sorick at 402.554.2272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, please contact Charley Reed, Associate Director of Media Relations, at email@example.com or 402.554.2129.
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