"Do I have to have a will? What if I don't?"

6/24/2014

"Do I have to have a will? What if I don't?"

"Do I have to have a will? What if I don't?"

This is the title of the next session of Boomer's Bootcamp. Our speaker will be attorney Shirley Calvin. Ms. Calvin will speak on advanced directives: wills, durable power of attorney, do not resuscitate documents, etc.

A question to ask yourself or your loved one: do I want life support if I become totally and permanently incapacitated? Who do I want making health care decisions on my behalf if I am unable to do so? A living will and health care power of attorney will help answer those questions, but it is important to have those documents prepared before the onset of a health crisis.

It is impossible to foresee every possible medical challenge you may face. A health care power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent or proxy to make medical decisions on your behalf. Unlike a general durable power of attorney, a health care power of attorney is limited to medical decisions only. It is important to pick someone who is comfortable with their role as your proxy and understands your wishes. It is also important to pick an alternate agent in the event your primary agent is unable to serve on your behalf.

Thanks for help

Many thanks to the volunteers who delivered Meals on Wheels last week. Are you interested in helping with Meals on Wheels? Substitute drivers are always needed. If you would like to help, call Patti at 272-3620 or 260-6282.

Scheduled activities

Thursday, the TOPS Club will meet at 9 a.m., followed by art class at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises start at 11 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. Skip-Bo begins at 1 p.m. Boomer's Bootcamp begins at 5:30 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, the day begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Craft Shop check-in/out is from 10 a.m. to noon. A nurse from St. Catherine Hospital will be here from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge starts at 12:45 p.m.

Saturday has Prairie Land Food pick-up at noon. The pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers meet from 5 to 9 p.m.

Monday has double pinochle at 12:40 p.m. Duplicate bridge begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, the day begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m.

July 2 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Hearing aid checks are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pinochle starts at 12:40 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. The recommended donation is $5.

The senior center and Finney County Transit will be closed on July 4. Happy holiday.

Health tip

June's healthy eating goal is to add two days of strength training to your fitness regimen.

Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Bierock casserole, pea layer salad, tomato slices, blueberry bar.

Friday: Barbecue beef, potato salad, bread, peach crisp.

Monday: Smothered steak, scalloped potatoes, spinach, bread, strawberry Bavarian cream.

Tuesday: Roast turkey, potatoes and gravy, beets, roll, fruit gelatin salad.

July 2: Taco salad, corn, tortilla chips, apple wedges.

Check out our website at www.seniorcenterfc.com.

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