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Putting The House in Order Limerick

Posted on: February 4th, 2020

27/01/2020
In attendance at the launch of the ‘Putting Your House in Order’ series of FREE events around Limerick are, front row, from left, solicitor Sharon Cahir, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan, Anne Rizzo, Regional Age Friendly Programme Manager, Ireland West, and Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation. Photo by Diarmuid Greene

AFTER the hugely successful Putting The House in Order series in Clare last year, we are now partnering with Age Friendly Limerick to bring the information sessions to the county starting in February.

There is one thing that you may not want to consider, because, here in Ireland, we do not like to talk about it.   Planning for what happens in the case of a medical emergency, where you cannot make decisions for yourself, or making known your wishes for when you die is essential so that your family can plan according to your wishes not their best guess for what you would have wanted.

An information session will be hosted in each of the municipal districts and will give advice on a range of topics under four main headings throughout February:-

  • Care Preferences

(Advance Healthcare Directive, Designated Healthcare Representative, Life Sustaining Treatments, CPR etc.)

  • Legal

(Enduring Power of Attorney, Making a will etc.)

  • Financial

(Bank Accounts, Insurance, Life Assurance, Credit Cards, Tax Affairs, Pensions etc.)

  • When I Die

(Organ/Body Donation, Post Mortem, Funeral and Burial Arrangements etc.)

The session will be delivered in two parts, the first part will cover wills, enduring power of attorney and other legal issues, and will be delivered by Sharon Cahir, Solicitor. The second part of the event will be delivered by Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer with The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).   Rebecca will focus on the other three headings, Care Preferences, Financial and When I Die, and will guide attendees through filling out the “Think Ahead” booklet, published by the IHF.

The first event in the series will take place in Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Merchants Quay on Thursday 6th February, 2020 from 11.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (registration from 10.30-11.00)   The events are FREE, but places are limited so booking is essential. For more information or to book a place at one of the events, please email jillian.robinson@limerick.ie  or aisling.walshe@limerick.ie or call 061 557541 or 061 557353.

Other locations & dates:

  • February 6th: Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick
  • February 7th: The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, County Limerick
  • February 10th: The Longcourt Hotel in Newcastlewest, County Limerick
  • February 13th: The Millenium Centre, Caherconlish, County Limerick
  • February 14th: Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Merchants Quay

*All events will take place from 11am-2.30pm with a refreshment break.   Registration from 10.30am