Free Help Creating a Living Will May 1st

The Mid-Shore Pro Bono, in collaboration with the Queen Anne’s County Senior Centers, joins The Elder Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association in a state-wide initiative to provide free preparation of Advance Directives in Senior Centers throughout Maryland on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Volunteer attorneys from Mid Shore Pro Bono, Inc. will be at all 3 Senior Centers preparing free Living Will documents for seniors.

The document is an easy to complete “advance directive” or living will that addresses all your personal needs- the medical and legal, but also your emotional, family, and spiritual needs. It also lets you choose the person you want to make medical decisions for you if you are not able to make them for yourself.

Completing a Living Will is a gift to your family, friends, and your doctors because it keeps them out of the difficult position of having to guess what kind of treatment you want or don’t want. Second-guessing, guilty feelings and family disagreements are avoided when everyone knows your wishes ahead of time.

All documents meet the legal requirements for Maryland. You can change it at anytime by completing a new one and destroying the old one.

Everyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to have an advance directive. We challenge everyone to take control of how you want and expect to be treated at the end of your life.

Seniors age 60 and over should call their local senior center to set up an appointment for free assistance with obtaining and completing anAdvance Directive document at one of our senior centers on Tuesday, May 1, 2011. Call now, space is limited.

Grasonville Senior Center- 410-827-6010
Kent Island Senior Center- 410-604-3801
Sudlersville Senior Center- 410-438-3159