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Being Prepared in the Era of COVID-19
Our July series is designed to provide those of us in the last quarter of our lives with an opportunity to learn from specialists about issues we should be thinking about, decisions we should be prepared to make, and papers we should have in place. Join one or all of the sessions. Bring your questions! Each session will include a Q&A.
Register by calling 707-297-2472 or by visiting the Events page.


July 6, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Jason S. Buckingham, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Is your will up to date? Are you happy with the trust that you have created?
Are there any changes that you would like to make? Join this session for a review
of wills and trusts from an attorney who can talk in everyday language and debunk legalese.

July 16, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dr. Chandra Keebler, Gerontologist and Palliative Care Specialist (Vallejo)

Dr. Keebler has generously shared her knowledge with us at two previous information-packed and informative sessions. At the last one, our attendees asked if she would return to cover this important topic. We are delighted to welcome her back.
Important: Register by July 13 so that we have time to deliver program materials to you.


July 23, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Frances Harkins, CFP, AIF, MA

If you were unexpectedly admitted to the hospital today, is your paperwork in order?
Does a family member or friend know where to find everything? What financial documents or decisions should you have taken care of, organized, and put safely in place? 


July 30, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Barbara Engdahl, MA, Medical Social Worker (MSW) 

Barbara Engdahl, an end-of-life counselor since 1983, has worked in hospital, clinic, home care, and hospice settings educating and supporting people facing critical medical and life decisions.  She understands the fundamental concerns, issues, and fears of people in the later stages of life. She will discuss health care decisions, housing choices (home or assisted living, etc.), and how we can take control of our medical care in ways that support our ability to die with dignity.

We deserve a break today

by Judie Donaldson
As I started to write this morning, don’t ask me why, but my mind drifted to the McDonald’s advertising slogan of a few years ago that went, “You deserve a break today!”

Would you Like More Information About Carquinez Village?

We are happy to forward information, talk with you by phone, meet with you using Zoom technology (which we'll introduce you to if you haven't used it), or meet in a location where we can social distance. Whatever works for you will work for us. 

We are pleased to talk about our services and activities and, in fact, would be happy to have you visit one of our events. In addition, we are also glad to provide you with an opportunity to talk with one of our members. Carquinez Village is a community of wonderful older adults!

My name is Judie Donaldson. It would be my privilege to talk with you. That's what I'm here for! I'm biased, of course, but I think that it would be worth your time just to learn about the Village. It's quite special. If you would like more information or if I can answer any questions, please call Carquinez Village and ask to talk with me: 707-297-2472. 


Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Volunteers are central to the Village.
People of all ages, talents, and skills make the Carquinez Village "work." Volunteers need not be members.
Learn more by visiting our volunteer page here.
To volunteer, call 707.297.2472 or click the email address to email us

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