Over 60? Take time for “life” planning (3)

Clearly I’m beating the drum here in this third post on the issue of “life” planning as it affects the very much later years.  I do admit, I’ve been walking my way into new terrain, contemplating and anticipating my old/old years,  and musing about my journey in public space.

Life planning for the over 60 crowd is still planning for the “life” we want and hope to have.  Although I once assumed that “death” didn’t ever need to be part of my planning portfolio as it was way too far off, I’m clearly finding the idea to have become less of an abstraction. Our dying, my dying,  deserves some serious and practical attention. Continue reading

Over 60? Take time for “life” planning (2)

Personally, I’m neither old-old, critically ill, nor planning to die anytime soon. I’m still eagerly engaged in teaching projects that give me great satisfaction.

However,  the recent unexpected death of my younger brother brought things into focus. His unanticipated demise  gave my siblings and I a close look at the end of life practicalities, and how we can prepare a bit better for our own passings. His demise also happened to converge with the crescendo of interest in, and information about, this “new” wrinkle in “life” planning. Continue reading