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At our May 2018 Aging Well event (“Creating a Master Plan for Aging”),  speaker Miriam Kelty focused on ways to minimize the burden that will fall on family and friends when we’re no longer able to manage our own affairs, or have passed away.  Attendees received a copy of “What My Family Should Know: a guide for getting your affairs in order.” Find it at  A Word version is at  


Washington Post article from 2018  covers similar territory: “Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die” by Thomas Heath, Washington Post, May 18, 2018,