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Final Affairs: A Guide to Arranging Your Personal and Legal Affairs

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center
2815 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls, WI

Arranging your final affairs can be overwhelming.


Join us for this practical workshop and you will:

  • Obtain knowledge of end-of-life issues.
  • Learn communication skills to use with family members and health care providers.
  • Obtain valuable information and practical advice from local professionals.
  • Clarify misconceptions surrounding end-of-life.
  • Connect with community resources.

Event Schedule

Time Topic
 8-8:30 a.m.
Registration | Balance Screenings
 8:30-9 a.m.
Welcome | Announcements
Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate
Rhonda Brown, Director, CHIP
Mary Geissler, Family Living Agent, UW Extension
 9-9:30 a.m.
Financial Matters
Mary Rudd, Elderly Benefits Specialist, ADRC
 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Health Care Power of Attorney
Mary Jo Sorensen, Chaplain, St. Joseph’s Hospital
 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break | Door Prizes | Balance Screenings
 10:30-11:30 a.m.
CPR and DNR Information
Dr. Terry Benson, MD, Eau Claire Medical Clinic
 11:30-11:45 a.m.
Stretching | Exercises
Emily Blaskey, PT, St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation
 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Door Prizes | Lunch | Balance Screenings
 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Legal Concerns
Mary Beth Gardner, Attorney, Gardner Law Firm
 1:30-2 p.m.
Funeral Planning
Stacy Pickerign, Pedersen Volker Funeral Home
 2-2:15 p.m.
Break | Door Prizes | Balance Screenings
 2:15-3 p.m.
Panel: Transitional Care
Dr. James Deming
     - Transitional Care, Mayo Clinic Health System
Sara North, CSW
     -  Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center
Charlotte Sloan, RN
     - Hospice and Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Hospital



Who Should Attend | Sponsors

This class is designed for community members and sponsored by Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership; St. Joseph's Hospital; Chippewa Valley CARE Coalition; Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center; and UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW-Extension.


Reservations are required as space is limited. $20 per person includes morning refreshments, lunch and materials.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at any time, no refund will be given. If you do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee. If the program is cancelled or full, we will refund the program fee. You may substitute another person for your registration at any time. Call us for assistance.



If you need an accommodation for a disability to fully participate in this program, or need this document in an alternative format, please contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636/ toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), as soon as possible.

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