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“Aging & HIV: Planning for the Future” was presented on Monday, March 13th as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s Aging & HIV series. The program was held at the Office of HIV Planning (OHP) in collaboration with the OHP’s Positive Committee. Attendees learned about the importance of legal planning and received an overview of the legal documents that all adults should complete to ensure that their wishes are respected should something happen to them. Participants also learned about financial planning, including topics of budgeting, building credit, and saving for retirement.

This program was developed by the LGBT Elder Initiative’s HIV & Aging Community Advisory Committee. The presenters at this program were Jacob Eden from the AIDS Law Project and Joseph Wehr from Clarifi. Planning for the Future was sponsored by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office with additional support from the Philadelphia Gay News and the Office of HIV Planning.

Click here to watch the full program in our video library.

Legal Planning

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
Wills, living wills, power of attorney
http://aidslawpa.org/get-help/legal-information/willsandpoa/

Alzheimer’s Association
Legal Planning
http://www.alz.org/i-have-alz/legal-planning.asp

Family Caregiver Alliance
Legal Planning for Incapacity
https://www.caregiver.org/pilotIntegration/indexPersistent.html?uri=%2Flegal-planning-incapacity

AARP
Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-11-2010/lfm_living_will_and_health_care_power_of_attorney.html

National Institute on Aging
Planning for End-of-Life Care Decisions
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/end-life-helping-comfort-and-care/planning-end-life-care-decisions

National Center for Transgender Equality
Trans Legal Services Network Directory
http://www.transequality.org/issues/resources/trans-legal-services-network-directory

SAGE
Planning With Purpose
http://sageusa.org/resources/publications.cfm?ID=19

Local Resources:

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
http://aidslawpa.org

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
https://clsphila.org/

SeniorLAW Center
http://seniorlawcenter.org/

Temple University Elderly Law Project
https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experiential/clinicals/temple-based-clinics/

Financial Planning

National Council on Aging
You Gave, Now Save: A Guide to Benefits for Seniors
https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management/budgeting/you-gave-now-save-benefits-for-seniors/

National Council on Aging
Economic Security Initiative Toolkit
https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management/budgeting/esi-toolkit/

National Council on Aging
Manage Your Debt: 4 Tips for Seniors
https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management/debt/manage-debt/

AARP
Living on a Budget
http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/

AARP
Managing Debt
http://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Resources for Older Adults and their Families
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/educational-resources/resources-for-older-adults/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Tools for financial security as you age
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/educational-resources/resources-for-older-adults/financial-security-as-you-age/

Local Resources:

Financial Empowerment Centers
https://www.fecphilly.org/

Clarifi
https://www.clarifi.org/

BenePhilly Enrollment Centers
https://www.clarifi.org/