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Ethical Wills: Passing on Values, Lessons and Hopes (Selection of Dates & Times)

April 10, 2017 - April 20, 2017


Older adults possess a lifetime of experience and wisdom. They have spent their lifetime growing up in families, raising their own families, working, building friendships, reading, studying, traveling near and far, exploring hobbies and more. Seniors have a story to tell.

“Ethical Wills: Passing on Values, Lessons & Hopes” explores an ancient process of handing down values from generation to generation through a variety of means. The one-hour workshop will open up the tradition of passing on values and how such a will can be constructed. “We all have a story to tell,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources. “All we have to do is look at the stories and wisdom we wish we had from family and friends to hold onto what they treasured most.”

The presentation will provide participants with information about the nature of an Ethical Will (distinct from a legal will), how to start creating the will, when to write one, tips on what to include and not include, a template for an Ethical Will, starter hints, a bibliography as well as cautionary points to consider.

Sessions are free and open to the public. Anyone of any age can attend. No RSVP is required. For more information about the presentations, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332 or view on their website.


April 10 – 12:10 p.m. at the Pierce County Annex Hearing Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma
• April 10 – 6:30 p.m. at the Bonney Lake Branch Library, 18501 90th St E, Bonney Lake
• April 12 – 12:10 p.m. at the County City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. S., 7th Floor Rainier Conference Room, Tacoma
• April 17 – 6:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Branch Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW, Lakewood
• April 18 – 6:30 p.m. at the Graham Branch Library, 9202 224th St E, Graham
• April 20 – 6:30 p.m. at the Summit Branch Library, 5107 112th St E, Tacoma


April 10, 2017
April 20, 2017
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