Doorways Talk

Feb 4, 2010 | 0 comments

I’m going to be speaking on Monday to Santa Fe Doorways, a network of care providers, on “Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.” The event takes place at 11:45 a.m. on February 8 at the Ponce de Leon Retirement Center, 640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM. All are welcome – it’s free! You may bring your own lunch. Questions: 505-988-9222.

Here’s a preview of what I’ll be talking about:

American adults are big on planning – financial planning, family planning, career planning, retirement planning, vacation planning, wedding planning. But funeral planning doesn’t make it onto most folk’s planning radar, and that can throw a wrench into the rest of life’s plans.

As the classic Monty Python skit goes, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” And nobody expects to die, despite the fact that humans have a 100% mortality rate. If you don’t expect to die, you’re unlikely to pre-plan a funeral. And that leads to problems which could be avoided, if only we take the time to make some plans.

We’re going to look at funeral planning by the numbers:

·      Two events: Weddings and Funerals – the similarities
·      Three Big Reasons Why People Don’t Plan Funerals
·      Four Good Reasons to Plan Ahead
·      Five Things You Must Know NOW Before Someone Dies

A Good Goodbye