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Community Center Offers Seminar on Powers of Attorney

When it comes to handling your personal affairs such as finances and health matters, you are the best person to be in charge.

But what happens if a serious injury or life-threatening illness renders you incapable of handling your personal affairs?  How can you be sure your wishes will be followed?

For many people the answer to these questions is to set up a powers of attorney agreement.

To help you decide if this course of action will suit your needs, the Fullerton Community Center will hold a free educational program Friday, May 4, that will explore the ins and outs of providing for powers of attorney.

The program will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the center, which is temporarily housed at St. Mary’s Church, 400 W. Commonwealth Ave., Room 8B, during construction of a new community center.

The seminar, sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association’s 2012 Law Day “Outreach to Seniors,” will cover such topics as the differences between durable vs. nondurable and general vs. limited powers of attorney, selection of an agent, what types of powers can agents have, and what is needed to terminate a powers of attorney.

The program is free.  Further information may be obtained by calling the Community Center at (714) 738-6305.

Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the presentation are asked to notify the staff prior to May 4.