Class Descriptions

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Caring for an Aging Loved One

This class is intended for adult children who are caring for an aging parent or other loved one. Come learn about the difficulties that seniors experience as they age, the legal and social issues that concern them, ways to avoid caregiver burnout, and community services that may be able to provide support.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday January 17, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center.
  • Class Fee: $10.00

The Five Most Important Documents (Almost) Everyone Should Have

Learn what these important estate planning documents are, and how they can ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your family isn’t fighting, not only after you die, but also in the event of your incapacity.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00
  • Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Hartland Educational Support Center
  • Class fee: $10.00
  • Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00

Do you have a child who has graduated from high school and is moving into the working world? Or one who is going away to college? If these children are over age 18, do they have the necessary documents in place to allow you access to medical and financial records in the event that they become sick or hurt? Come learn what legal documents every parent should have when a child turns 18.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday February 21, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00
  • Wednesday March 21, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Hartland Educational Support Center
  • Class fee: $10.00

The Caregiver’s Plight: Surviving Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Learn how to recognize the signs of caregiver stress and burnout, how to manage stress caused by caregiving responsibilities, and what resources are available for caregiver support.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00
  • Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00

Gun Trusts

Do you carry a firearm for personal protection? Do you collect antique firearms and/or accessories? Do you own firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act? Are you concerned about how to protect these items upon your death? Come learn about the benefits of a Michigan Gun Trust, including legacy planning, probate avoidance, privacy, legal use, protection against liquidation or confiscation, and more.

Class schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00

Money Smart for Older Adults

Older adults are prime targets for financial exploitation, which can result in the loss of ability to live independently, decline in health, broken trust, and fractured families. Come learn the steps to avoid financial exploitation, along with how to plan ahead for financial wellbeing and the possibility of diminished capacity, as well as other valuable information and tips to help prevent elder financial exploitation from happening to you.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00

Special Trusts for Specific Purposes

Have a disabled child? Want to ensure care for a beloved pet? Worried about the gifting of legally owned firearms after death? Concerned about protecting assets for Medicaid or Veterans Benefits? Come learn how specialized trusts can help accomplish these purposes and more.

Class schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brighton Schools – Miller Intergenerational Center.
  • Class fee: $13.00

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