Parkinson’s Support Group Hosts Wills Clinic at Skidaway Island UMC

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BY NANCY YOUNG, GUMF VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

Finding ways to help others has been a lifelong endeavor for Russ Peterson, a member of Skidaway Island UMC. Having heard a presentation by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation at his church on ways to give, Peterson had the idea of offering a Wills Clinic to the persons who attend the Parkinson’s Support Group.

Peterson, along with his dear friend Jim Hazel, who is a Parkinson's patient formed, the group over three years ago. The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at Skidaway Island UMC once per month.

In June, I was invited to lead a Wills Clinic for the persons attending the Parkinson’s Support Group. The participants were very interested to learn more about estate planning and the documents needed to provide peace of mind to their families.

“The participants thought that the Wills Clinic was excellent,” says Peterson. “The discussion was very helpful. Six participants indicated that they will be reevaluating their estate plans.”

What ministries are you passionate about? If you would like to learn about the many ways you might want to support your church or favorite ministry through your estate, or if you would like to host a Wills Clinic at your church, please contact me, Nancy Young, at 678-708-6601 or nyoung@gumf.org.

Our Wills Clinics cover:

  • Wills and Trusts.
  • How Assets are Transferred.
  • Georgia Advance Directives
  • Powers of Attorney.
  • Ways to Give.
  • Resources to Use to Complete Your Estate Plan.
     

To learn more, please visit our Planned Giving website.