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Crossroad Community Church

20684 State Forest Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

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20+ Vendors, Prizes, Stimulating Dialogue, Light Lunch Provided


Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Preparing for Life’s Final Chapter

Please join us for the sixth annual Sussex CARES Conference, which is being held on May 9, 2019, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, DE. The title of this year’s Conference is “Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Preparing for Life’s Final Chapter.”

Did you know only 40% of Americans have planned for life’s final chapter? At the Conference, you will learn how to ensure your wishes are carried out. We will start with a keynote address by Master Patricia W. Griffin, who will discuss the Court’s role in adult guardianship and estate matters. Then, two panels will explore the importance of foundational estate planning, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives, along with other hot topics, like planning for pets, including charities in your end-of-life plan, dealing with the distribution of your tangible property, and more! Being prepared and taking care of your family are some things you must have on your bucket list!

This is the first time the C.A.R.E.S. Conference has been offered free of charge by the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities. Be sure not to miss it!!

Questions, or to register by phone, call (302) 396-9518



8:00 - 8:45 am

Registration / Light Refreshments / Vendors

8:45 - 9:00 am

Welcome - Jamie Magee, Chairperson, Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities for Sussex County; Todd Lawson, Sussex County Administrator.

9:00 - 9:30 am

Key Note - The Court’s Role - Patricia W. Griffin, Master, Delaware Court of Chancery.

9:30 - 11:00 am

Foundational Estate Planning Panel - Southern DE Estate Planning Council; DE Volunteer Legal Services; and DE Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Moderated by Amber B. Woodland, Esquire.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Lunch/Vendors - Serving

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Hot Topics in Estate Planning Panel - Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium; DE Community Foundation; Emmert Auction Associates; and Brandywine Valley SPCA. Moderated by Nick Shevland, CFA, CFP.

1:00 pm

Closing Remarks - Jamie Magee, Advisory Committee Chairwoman; Prize drawings.

The Sussex C.A.R.E.S. Conference has been funded, in part, through gifts from the State of Delaware’s Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) and from the Sussex County Council.

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