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Workshop helps with unexpected obstacles

April 13, 2012

A workshop to help community members handle life’s unexpected obstacles will soon be held in Wapakoneta.

The Community Health Professionals Tri-County and Schlosser Funeral Home are co-hosting a workshop “Leaving a Love Legacy,” which will present practical tips for organizing important documents that are needed in the event of an emergency or sudden death of a spouse or significant other.

This workshop will be presented by Beth Boehr, a financial counselor, who lives in Bluffton and speaks from personal experience after her husband died suddenly in 2001. She said she was forced to make a number of decisions about issues which the couple had never discussed, on top of the sudden death of her husband.

“Life teaches us to expect the unexpected,” Boehr said. “By the end of the seminar, participants should have a greater understanding of how to prepare for the future and gain peace of mind for themselves and their families.”

Boehr’s life experiences after her husband died led her to begin a business called, “Beyond Budgeting” and develop “Love Legacy” workshops that guide people in putting all their important financial and legal information in one place.

This free workshop is scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 24 at Community Health Professionals, 803 Brewfield Drive.

Community Health Professionals Tri-County Marketing Coordinator Niki Duvall said this is the first time this program will be held at their Wapakoneta office.

“There are so many answers you have to give when grieving,” DuVall said. “This is a way for us to remind the community that we’re here as a resource.”

With dealing with home care and hospice, DuVall said she and her colleagues see these types of situations often, and she wants people to be prepared for unexpected life events.

DuVall said this workshop is to get people thinking about “What would I do if something like this happened to me or loved ones.”

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