GAIN Tough Decisions Event

posted 10/8/2015 in Trust

Lincoln Savings Bank along with the Office of Substitute Decision Maker are proud to present the Guardianship Association of Iowa Network (GAIN) Tough Decisions Event. This event will educate you on helping those who may have mental health issues or aging illnesses, specifically when it comes to making decisions. When a loved one faces these diagnoses, it's important to know who will be there to make financial or health decisions.

Guardianship Association of Iowa Network has gathered Iowa's leading experts and advocates to help you develop a better understanding of mental illness, Alzheimer's Disease, and the aging process; challenges relating to helping those impacted; and the substitute decision-making process.

Where: Iowa State Bar Association Headquarters
625 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
When: November 6, 2015
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost to attend: $50
Includes catered lunch and snacks
(6.0 CEU available)
Presentations Include:
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Iowa State University
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness
  • Polk County Attorney's Office
Panel Discussion Includes:
  • Community Support Advocates
  • Systems Unlimited, Inc.
  • Office of Substitute Decision Maker
  • A Family's Perspective
Learn how to help your loved ones through this difficult time. Register online now. The deadline to register is October 30, 2015. Please note your registration fee can be mailed to GAIN, c/o Barb Keninger, 2209 Washington Ave, Iowa Falls, IA 50126.

Who Takes Care of the Bills?

Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, which accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Additionally, one in three seniors will die with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. With such a large portion of the population affected by mental health issues, many families are faced with a difficult journey as the disease progresses and alters the memory and judgment of the one they love. With so many other things to take care of, financial obligations may be the last thing on your mind. 

But unfortunately, someone will need to pay bills, manage investments, and figure taxes. Often times a court will appoint someone to make financial decisions on their behalf, leaving a family member feeling overwhelmed with the task.

It can often be beneficial to plan ahead and avoid this situation altogether by establishing a revocable trust. A revocable trust allows you to choose who will ultimately be handling your financial affairs should you become disabled. This will allow the experts to continue to manage your assets for you and your beneficiaries. Trusts can be unique to your situation and will help make sure your financial affairs are handled the way you want.

Learn more about what a trust is and if it is right for you. Or fill out our short contact form now and one of our experts can help walk you through the benefits of a trust and how it can help you.

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"what Is Dementia?" Alzheimer's Association. 2015. Web. 4 Sept. 2015.
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