Foundation Hosts Free Estate Planning Seminar

April 24, 2012

Event Offers Strategies for Managing Finances and Healthcare

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation will hold a free workshop to provide information on living wills, medical and healthcare documents, and estate and financial planning.

The workshop, sponsored by First State Bank, is designed for individuals who wish to provide for their families beyond their lifetimes. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thurs., May 3, at the Masonic Center in Manawa. A complimentary lunch will be served.  

This free estate planning seminar will include presentations by Chad Backes, First State Investment Center; Marion attorney Mike Meyer; Chuck Hartzheim, Herrling Clark Law Firm; Kent Rusch, Cline-Hansen Funeral Home; and Deborah Johnson, Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation. Each participant will receive a complimentary package of valuable reference materials to assist with their own estate planning.

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand their legal rights regarding future medical care and treatment;
  • Identify and use the necessary advanced directive documents;
  • Provide security for family and loved ones;
  • Trusts, including funeral trusts;
  • Designate an estate manager;
  • Reduce estate taxes and administrative expenses;
  • Use a will or trust to benefit family;
  • Include charitable gifts as desired in their plans.

Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. For a reservation, please contact Deborah Johnson at (920) 531-2221.

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation was founded in 2003. Its mission is to seek and secure financial resources that ensure New London Family Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, education and outreach. New London Family Medical Center and The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation serve Waupaca, Outagamie and surrounding counties.

New London Family Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital that has been in operation since 1930. The hospital is part of ThedaCare and provides inpatient and outpatient surgery; a 24-hour emergency department; physical, occupational and speech therapies; diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging; pain management; transitional care; and a ThedaCare At Home retail store. The New London Birth Center opened in 2005, featuring a warm and inviting atmosphere along with a process to help families create the ideal birth experience. ThedaCare Physicians-New London shares the campus of New London Family Medical Center. The medical office building opened in 2003 and integrates space for family physicians, a wide variety of visiting specialists, and new hospital services. An expansion of the medical campus opened in 2010.