Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Importance of Planning Ahead - What To Do When a Loved One Passes

Thursday May 5th 7:00 p.m.

Life is a cycle with a beginning and an end. Most people prepare for many months when anticipating a birth, but not the same care is given to the other end of the spectrum, death. In this one hour program, attendees will learn about the responsibilities of the survivor when a passing occurs. These are pertinent responsibilities dealing directly with the passing and the necessary, immediate actions. SOPHIA CHAN will walk through a helpful check list for a part of life that is not easy for anyone, but real. In a passing there are some one hundred decisions to be made, and pertinent ones will be specifically addressed in this program. Just like preparing for the beginning of life, there are responsibilities and tasks that can be taken care of ahead of time, reducing the stress and sense of being overwhelmed at an emotional time. The attendees will learn how to eliminate the hassles of paperwork and finding missing information, how to make sure the deceased’s wishes will be carried out, how to lessen the financial burden, minimize disputes between well-meaning relatives, and win the family’s appreciation. There will be an open forum for the audience to ask questions.

A certified Chinese-English translator, Sophia Chan has been helping families to properly plan for the final life event for nearly a decade. As the Regional Manager for the non-profit organization Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Sophia helps families understand advance planning at various speaking engagements, in-house seminars, and family consultations. Sophia has an added perspective as a minister, and helps families to cope with life after a loved one has passed. Her passion is helping people, and she is happiest when educating families about the “61 Responsibilities of the Survivor.”

Come to Crowell Public Library on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. and learn how to prepare for the inevitable.