September 2020



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Thoughtful Exit Planning Series

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

A Step-by-Step Approach that Eliminates the Overwhelm of Doing What we All Know We Need to Do to Plan for our Family’s’ Ease

Oct. 11: Over View of Your Exit File™, and Choosing Your Person

Give yourself and your family peace of mind by providing a map for them of your documents and wishes in the event of you not being able to speak for yourself. We will go through the Exit File™ binder I have developed that makes it doable to “fill in the blanks” and know that you have all your bases covered. We will also discuss how to choose your MDPOA, the most important decision you will make regarding your end-of-life wishes


Oct. 18: Discerning your Personal Values and Beliefs and Considering your Legacy

The key to being able to voice your choice at the end of life is first knowing what your values and beliefs are. Using different assessment tools and conversation we will discern what is important in death, (and thus in life!). We will also consider our emotional and spiritual legacy.


Oct. 25 : Living Will, Dementia Directives, CPR Directives and MOST forms

The standard Living Will only comes in to play in very limited circumstances, and does not address our stronger likelihood of our biggest fear, living with advanced dementia. We will consider different ways to access an “exit ramp” if you find yourself not living with what you define as quality of life. We will also discuss the specific use of the CPR Directive and the MOST Forms.


Nov. 1: Writing your Personal Statement in order to Communicate your Wishes for Treatment at the End-of-Life—A Critical Piece of your Medical Directives

Your wishes for your treatment at the end-of-life will hold much more weight if they are relayed in your own words, rather than initials on a form. We will utilize a template that I developed as a thought-jogger in order to address the many aspects of end-of-life treatment, such as definition of quality of life, dementia, aggressive treatments, financial considerations, hospice preferences, etc.


Nov. 8: Green burials and Organ and Body Donations

There are options for body disposition beyond conventional burial and cremation, including

green burial and flameless cremation. As part of this discussion we will consider the often-confusing options of live organ donation for transplant and whole body donation.


Nov. 15: Making your Funeral and Memorial Arrangements

It has been proven that families way over-spend when they have to make funeral arrangements for a loved one while still in shock and deep grief. And if they don’t know what you would have wanted, they are left to guess. So we will walk through the process “up-stream” as a gift to your family. You may even be inspired to write your own obituary!

$35/Session if you pay as you go; Discounted from $210 to $175 for all 6 sessions

plus $45 materials fee for indexed Exit File™ step-by-step binder


RSVP by Oct. 6

to Sue Mackey at or 720-884-6878


102 W. Chester St.


Sue Mackey

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