August 21st, 2019

Wills and estates-planning event for families of people with developmental disabilities Saturday at MHC

By Mo Cranker on January 18, 2019.

Medicine Hat News

A wills and estates-planning event Saturday morning at the college aims to help families of people with developmental disabilities.

The event takes place in the Crowfoot room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature two speakers from the community with the hopes of educating Hatters on the topics at hand.

“We tried to get this thing running last year and we couldn’t,” said Inclusion Alberta community development advocate Gregg Campbell. “We’re going to be talking about wills and estates as well as Registered Disability Savings Plans — which are like RESPs.

“Donald Kolody and Vern Hyde are the two speakers and they’re both great.”

The event is free to attend, with more than 60 signed up already.

“We need to plan for when people are gone — it’s a tough reality sometimes,” said Campbell. “We were expecting maybe 10 people but we’ve got people coming from Brooks, the county, Redcliff and a bunch from Medicine Hat.

“We’ll have signs up at the college showing people how to get to the room.”

Both speakers will have their own time slots to talk and then the two will hold a question-and-answer period for the audience.

To attend the event, contact Campbell at 405-548-0482 or by email at gcampbell@inclusionalberta.org

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