There are several booklets and resources within the links which will enable you to begin your conversation. We recommend the Five Wishes for Advance Directives in plain English.   Another resource, available only from an advisor, is Journey into Elderhood, a roadmap for successful aging.

From FPA:  Advanced Care Planning Checklist

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news and resources for seniors - Aging Edge


For Schneider Downs clients only:

We will provide the Five Wishes Booklet or the Journey into Elderhood to you upon request.
Please contact your advisor for more information.
Tip of the Week

Did you know a widow of a veteran may be eligible for benefits even if she remarries?  If the second marriage ends due to death, divorce or annulment, she can collect on her first husband's record


Starting the Conversation

For you, your family and concerned caregivers, how to start the conversation:
Five Wishes Resources
  Alzheimer's Support
Conversation Starter Kit
Care of Aging Parents   American Legion (VA Benefits)

Senior Living, Health and Wellness


In Home Aid and Assistance

Health & wellness
Geriatric Managers
Links to additional resources
  Seniors helping Seniors
Matches seniors
Low Vision Aids
Aging in Place Specialists

Second Career/Life's work


Governmental Agencies

Second life careers

SDWMA and SD & Co.  have no financial relationship with any of the websites listed, nor do we guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by any third party.  Please consult your advisor for more information or if you have any questions regarding your specific situation.