Have Living Will, Power of Attorney docs prepared for free Oct.19

Two legal documents, critical for most seniors, will be available free of charge at the Bristol Senior Center.

A Living Will allows you to state your wishes for end-of-life medical care. This ensures that your wishes are known to your doctors even if you become unable to communicate.

A Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to appoint someone to handle your affairs should you become physically or mentally unable to do so. Persons who already have a Power of Attorney should be advised that many banks will not honor a POA that is over five years old.

These documents are usually prepared by attorneys for a fee, but you may have them done at no cost at the Bristol Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Atty. Marilyn Denny of Hartford Legal Aid Services will be at the center at the request of Advocates for Bristol Seniors, Inc. to make these documents available.

There is no charge for her services but you must reserve a seat at (860)584-7895 so that Denny can make adequate plans.