New Planning AHEAD Program Offered virtually via Zoom

Many people wish to arrange their affairs to live well in their later years, and ensure that their end-of-life plans follow their wishes. Still, it is something that many people find challenging.  Planning AHEAD is a new online class from UW-Madison Division of Extension, created to address most aspects of end-of-life planning.  

In 1 – 1.5 hour online classes, Extension Educators guide participants through examining health care wishes, financial responsibilities, legal requirements and documentation, distribution of personal property, end-of-life decisions, dealing with grief, and the emotional ramifications of all of the above. The program is designed both for those who want to prepare for their own passing, to make things easier for family members, and for those who have, or are in the process of, losing a loved one and are dealing with the transition. This course features an online planning workbook to help organize the tasks and documents associated with end-of-life decisions.  

By working through these sessions, participants find that the financial, healthcare, and other decisions don’t feel so overwhelming. Southern WI residents are invited to join Planning AHEAD, a free online course facilitated by UW-Madison, Division of Extension Educators from Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Kenosha, Racine, Richland and Walworth Counties. Registration is now available here,   

Classes are Tuesdays 9-10:30 am September 13-October 25, 2022. Join the classes from home, as they are held online via zoom, and will include time to check in on how to use this technology during the first class. Questions can be sent to  or please call the Walworth County Extension office at 262-741-4961 for more information about Planning AHEAD. Check out the program website at  

Article Submitted by Amanda Kostman
Human Development and Relationships Extension Educator

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