County hosts workshop on writing a will

There are some topics that people are reluctant to think about.  While 60 percent of adults said they believe everyone should have a will, only 44 percent said they have one.  The reality is that a will is an essential document for any adult, regardless of age, to create and maintain.

The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center will host an information-only workshop in making a Will on Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m.  The event will be held at the Pierce County Soundview Building, 3602 Pacific Avenue.  The presenter will be elder law attorney Jonete Rehmke.  RSVPs are requested in advance by calling (253) 798-7384. 

Participants will have the chance to learn about Wills from the ground up and ask questions in the process.  Among the issues that will be discussed:  who needs a Will and why; what’s in a Will; using online Wills; when an attorney is needed; updating a Wills and do-it-yourself Wills.

“Most of us don’t have a great sense of urgency to create a Will,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “Especially for younger adults, daily life keeps us pretty occupied.  But

“Writing Your Will” is free and open to the public. For more information about the workshop, call Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.