Make plans ‘Afore Ye Go’

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Age Scotland has joined forces with Scottish Borders Elder Voice (SBEV) to help Borders residents prepare for their future in later life.

A free information event, titled ‘Afore Ye Go,’ will take place at Hawick Town Hall at 10am on Wednesday, August 21 and will feature speakers from Age Scotland, Solicitors for Older People Scotland, the NHS and Police Scotland.

The event will offer insight into some of the challenging topics facing people as they grow older such as living wills, power of attorney, care costs, trusts and funeral plans.

Logan Steele, General Manager at Age Scotland Enterprises said: “We recognise that it is difficult for older people to think about the future and to talk to loved ones about arranging their funerals and estates.

“We hope that this event will encourage more older Borders residents to start thinking about planning for their future and tackling this taboo.”

George Higgs MBE, Chairman of Scottish Borders Elder Voice, added: “For some time we have been aware of the need for such an event and are delighted to be working with Age Scotland to host it.

“We believe that much of the anxiety felt by older people over making plans for when they are no longer around can be eliminated through addressing it head on and providing clear and simple information on what options are available.”

The August 21 event in Hawick is the first of a few ‘Afore Ye Go’ sessions due to take place in the region.

For further details contact Elder Voice on (01896) 668601 or log on to info@eldervoice.org.uk.