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Essential Documents: Basic Legal Documents We All Need

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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One event on August 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

Aug 13, 2020
7:00 p.m.


253-215-8782 or 888-788-0099
Webinar ID: 966 5341 7923

Aug 15, 2020
10 a.m.


253-215-8782 or 888-788-0099
Webinar ID: 981 7972 6200


Free; No RSVP; Information only

For additional information call (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332



Pierce County
Community Connections
1305 Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Workshop Provides Guidance on Essential Legal Documents

The saying goes, “Lack of preparation on your part does not require a crisis on my part.” Yet
many Americans have failed to prepare the most essential legal documents – Will, Power of
Attorney and Advance Directives for Finances and Health Care. Spouses and families are often
left to make many decisions without the expressed wishes of their loved one.

Forbes magazine reports that 51% of Americans age 55 to 64 don’t have Wills. Worse, 62% of
those age 45 to 54 — and 67% of women that age — haven’t drafted Wills. It is also reported
that 64% of the public in general doesn’t have a Will. Figures for Powers of Attorney and
Advance Directives are no better.

“Every day people have tragic accidents or die unexpectedly,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg,
Manager of Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources. “At that point families start asking
themselves what they should do and what their family member would want done. Without
specific documents at hand, actions will be taken and questions will linger.”

The live workshop will be offered twice in August both online and by telephone:



Creating a Will and reviewing it regularly is sage advice. But more and more people are also
deciding to place their property in a Trust. Doing that depends on many personal factors.
Equally important is to create Advance Directives, written instructions about future medical care
in case in the event you are unable to express your medical wishes. In addition, designating
another person, or persons, as Power of Attorney for Healthcare and/or Finances takes careful
thought and conversation.

The presenter for the workshops will be Attorney Linda Lysne, Estate and Trust Planning,
Probate & Trust Administration and Elder Law. It is sponsored by the Pierce County Aging and
Disability Resource Center. The presentations are free. No RSVP is required. A recording of
the presentations will be available after the even on the ADRC website –
For more information call (253) 798-4600.

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Media Contact: Bob Riler, Community Connections
(253) 798-7384 or


August 15
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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