Orange County District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin, in partnership with Florida Blue, Centerplate, Central Florida Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and the Professional Opportunities Program for Students (POPS) hosted a free Estate Planning Workshop for seniors and caregivers on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Holden Heights Community Center. More than 200 turkeys, fresh produce, and other fixings were donated to District 6 residents as part of Commissioner Siplin’s Let’s Talk Money: the Earn, Keep, & Grow of Financial Management workshop series.
“I believe this workshop will increase the awareness of our seniors on the importance of preparing for long-term illness or even death. When we prepare in advance, we are able to relieve the decision-making burden on our loved ones,” said Commissioner Siplin.
Representatives from The Conversation Project, Orange County Office on Aging, Orlando Office of Broad & Cassel, Cameron Group Aging Life Care Services, and the Social Security Administration Office provided the basic tools of estate planning, such as a Will and Durable Power of Attorney; helpful planning solutions regarding Social Security and Medicare benefits; and essential conversation tools to help ensure seniors receive the best care from their doctors and caregivers.
Aside from the event partners, there were plenty of volunteers who helped make this workshop a success by packing the turkeys and accompaniments and carrying the items to the seniors’ vehicles: NFL Alumni, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, local churches, and District 6 residents.