Estate planning sign on a wooden pier

The Area Agency on Aging and the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona will provide free consultation on developing living wills and health care power of attorney at the “Night of the Living Will” event on Saturday, Oct. 31.

This event will be held online via Zoom. Reservations for specific appointments with an attorney can be arranged by calling the 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-4357.  

“It’s never too early to have a plan in place so that personal choices are determined about who will manage your medical affairs if you are unable,” said Area Agency on Aging President and CEO Mary Lynn Kasunic. “We are grateful to the attorneys who will volunteer their time to make this opportunity available to the community.”

A health care power of attorney is a legal document appointing an “agent” and an “alternate agent” to make medical decisions for someone unable to do so.

A living will is a legal document providing instructions to the agent under a health care power of attorney about how an individual wants to be treated in end-of-life situations. Attorneys will only be able to discuss health care powers of attorney and living wills during the 45-minute sessions and cannot provide counsel on other legal issues.

For more information, visit aaaphx.org.