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Apr 14Liked by Janice Walton

Thank you Janice, this really made me THINK I should do more for the future!πŸ™πŸ»

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Dear Janice,

I deeply appreciate this information you have compiled in this post as well as the one on necessary paperwork for end of life plans.

You have motivated me to get busy about getting my affairs in order (something l keep saying l will do but keep procrastinating!). You also made me aware of a couple things l was unaware of. So, THANK-YOU!

I will be 70 yrs old in June & 18 months ago l moved in with my youngest son who is single. It has worked out just great. I am in reasonably good health & hope to live many more years but l want to have things in order so no burden will be placed on my son or any of my other children. So your post today is very timely & a wonderful guide for me.

God bless!

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Thank you Janice. This recreation/reinvention is quite the process πŸ˜‰

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Thank you Janice! I appreciate your reminders…I was being quite diligent about a number of the tips you have referenced but all of a sudden with what feels like some new adventures arriving I’ve kind of put a hold on finishing up some of the others.

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You have reminded me here of what I have put off - visiting care homes in advance just to see what is available in my little town, and to arrange for my cremation in advance. The biggest question is, as always, finances. I thought I had put away enough, but it turns out I may have to die a couple of years earlier than planned... ha ha ha Thanks Janice!

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Thank you! I've been emotionally drained trying to plan for everything . We are in an uncomfortable environment right now, had many hurdles the last few years and been in a deep planning mode researching selling out, moving, settling back in closer to family unsure if they'd even be there if we needed them. Married, a stepmom, mid 60s and him mid 70s. My mind hasn't shut off and this is all extremely terrifying, and I'll admit I've grown episodes of depression now. I miss my elders and their loving support and guidance in finding my way in aging. The numbers you just referred to is mind blowing. My financial picture modest and perhaps not strong enough. I'm already reeling finding rental options, they're disappearing or not enough. Thankful for your voice, I'll be using in our scheduled, regroup planning session tomorrow. So much work left to do and I'd rather be settled, planting some flowers or painting. My heart breaks for those who could come up empty when the time comes. Thank you! 😌🌷🌳

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