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Foundation Hosts Free Education Sessions

Event date: 10/26/2020 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Export event

Foundation Hosts Free Education Sessions

to Help with Life and Legacy Plans

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  October 21, 2020 (LSN)  The North Shore Health Care Foundation is helping residents answer some of the difficult questions that come with planning for the end of life and what happens after to make sure your values and not just valuables, are honored. The first two sessions in the Health Care Foundation’s new Designs for Life education series will feature a panel of local experts and will focus on “Your Life, Your Legacy: Getting What You Want, Giving What You Want, Planning from the Beginning to the End of Life”.

Your Legacy: Getting What You Want, Giving What You Want, Planning from the Beginning to the End of Life”. Sessions are being offered free as a public service from the NSHCF and are being held online in partnership with Cook County Higher Education.

“To say we are experiencing unique times is an understatement. Living through the first several months of a global pandemic which is claiming the lives of people of all ages, forces us to ask some tough questions,” said Valerie Marasco Eliasen, Executive Director – North Shore Health Care Foundation. “Now more than ever, having a plan for what should happen if you die is vital. Creating a solid plan, early on as young parents, or later in life as retirement looms in front of you, ensures that your financial stability for yourself, your loved ones, and your legacy are preserved as you want them to be. A solid plan, can reduce personal and familial stress, and contribute to positive emotional health for all.” 


Thursday, October 22, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Estate & Legacy Planning

Ruthanne Vos - Attorney at Law/Vice President of the Elder Law & Estate Planning Society:

  • Regardless of age, estate planning is critical to ensure your final wishes are honored
  • Helping individuals and families achieve their estate planning and long-term care planning goals
  • Planning for children and assets, what will happen, if…? Guardianship, custody, and making sure your final wishes are honored       

Greg Kummer - Legacy Planner, Trust President - Security State Bank & Trust

  • Taking care of who and what matters to you
  • Comprehensive wealth management solutions: Investment management, trust and fiduciary services


Hella Buchheim, Ethical Wills Specialist

  • Sharing your values rather than your VALUABLES

Cook County Death Doula Panel: Suzanne Sherman, Jean Skeels, Margy Nelson

  • Compassionate Advocacy
  • Dying Your Way

Honoring Choices: Health Care Directives - Critical During Times of Pandemic

  • Peace of mind and reducing stress on loved ones

Sessions are free, but do require registration at


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North Shore Health Care Foundation Lake Superior News History
The North Shore Health Care Foundation was established in 1993, by a group of committed residents dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the Cook County community. The original six-member Board assumed a leadership role in supporting projects that have had a significant impact on the health of our rural community. The commitment to provide leadership in sustaining and improving the health of individuals and communities continues today as a core value.


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