It is that time of year again when we start planning ahead, vowing to lose weight, get fit, setting goals in many areas of our life. There is one thing that you may not want to consider because here in Ireland we do not like to talk about it - Planning for what happens in the case of a medical emergency, where you cannot make decisions for yourself, or making known your wishes for when you die, is essential so that your family can plan according to your wishes and not their best guess for what you would have wanted.
That is why Age Friendly Limerick, in collaboration with the Irish Hospice Foundation and PLACE - EE, is hosting a series of events over the month of February 2020 called “Putting Your House in Order.”
An information session will be hosted in each of the municipal districts and will give advice on a range of topics under four main headings:
Care Preferences - Advance Healthcare Directive, Designated Healthcare Representative, Life Sustaining
Treatments, CPR etc.
Legal - Enduring Power of Attorney, Making a will etc.
Financial - Bank Accounts, Insurance, Life Assurance, Credit Cards, Tax Affairs, Pensions etc.
When I Die - Organ/Body Donation, Post Mortem, Funeral and Burial Arrangements etc.
The session will be delivered in two parts. The first part will cover wills, enduring power of attorney and other legal issues, and will be delivered by Sharon Cahir, Solicitor. The second part of the event will be delivered by Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). Rebecca will focus on the other three headings, Care Preferences, Financial and When I Die, and will guide attendees through filling out the “Think Ahead” booklet, published by the IHF.
The first event in the series will take place in Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Merchants Quay on Thursday 6th February, 2020 from 11am to 2.30 pm (registration from
10.30am - 11am). The events are FREE, but places are limited so booking is essential.
For more information or to book a place at one of the events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 061 557541 or 061 557353.
Other Locations & Dates
- Friday February 7th The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, County Limerick
- Monday February 10th The Longcourt Hotel in Newcastlewest, County Limerick
- Thursday February 13th The Millenium Centre, Caherconlish, County Limerick
- Friday February 14th Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Merchants Quay
*All events will take place from 11am - 2.30pm with a refreshment break. Registration from 10.30am.