New Planning AHEAD Program In Dodge County

Many people wish to arrange their affairs to live well in their later years and ensure that their end-of-life plans follow their wishes. Still, it is something that many people find challenging.

Planning AHEAD is a new class from UW-Madison’s Division of Extension, created to address most aspects of end-of-life planning.

In in-person classes, Extension and Aging & Disability Resource Center educators guide participants through examining health care wishes, financial responsibilities, legal requirements, documentation, distribution of personal property, end-of-life decisions, dealing with grief, and the emotional ramifications of all the above.

The program is designed both for those who want to prepare for their own passing, to make things easier for family members, and for those who have, or are in the process of, losing a loved one and are dealing with the transition. This course features a planning workbook to help organize the tasks and documents associated with end-of-life decisions. By working through these sessions, participants find that the financial, healthcare, and other decisions don’t feel so overwhelming.

Dodge County residents are invited to join Planning AHEAD, a free in-person course facilitated by Pattie Carroll, UW Extension Dodge County, Amanda Higgins, and Jordan Eberhardt both from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dodge County.

Registration is now available: or by calling (920) 386-3790.

Classes are Thursday mornings for six weeks from 9-10:30. They begin Aug. 22 and will be held at Watertown Public Library, 100 S Water St, Watertown, WI 53094.

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