Future planning along the Mallee Track

Published on 20 May 2016

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It’s not a topic people like to talk about, but planning for your funeral, for the distribution of your assets or just your future should you become incapacitated is something that shouldn’t be neglected.

Knowing just where to start can be confusing, so Mildura Rural City Council is hosting a Future Planning Forum at the Ouyen Senior Citizens Centre on 31 May 2016 to help residents along the Mallee Track plan for their futures.

Community Wellbeing and Services Councillor Sharyon Peart said many service providers will be on hand to discuss a range of issues including aged, palliative and respite care options, as well as wills and powers of attorney.

“People plan for their futures in many different ways,” Cr Peart said.  “And while we all want different things for our futures, if we don’t plan and communicate our wishes clearly, then we may end up with other people making decisions on our behalf.

“Lots of different service providers will be available to speak to on the day, particularly from the health, aged care and legal industries.  We really encourage you to come along and make sure you have thought about all the different options available to you.”

The Future Planning Forum runs from 10am until 1pm on Tuesday 31 May with a light lunch provided.  The Mallee Track Health and Community Service will also be assisting with transport from Murrayville and Underbool for residents needing transport to the event.

To RSVP to the event, please contact Council’s Customer Service team on (03) 5018 8100.

Further information is also available from www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Calendar-of-Events/Future-Planning-Forum

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