Date(s) - 11/01/2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

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Free presentation addressing legal services for powers of attorney for healthcare and property and living will declarations, facilitated by the Proud to Thrive program of the Center for Disability & Elder Law on Friday.

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney would allow you to appoint a trusted individual to make health care and/or property decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. If you anticipate becoming incapacitated or disabled in the future, you may wish to execute a Power of Attorney.

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is more limited in scope than a Power of Attorney for Healthcare. A Living Will authorizes the withholding of medical treatments and procedures that would artificially delay the moment of your death.

About the Center for Disability & Elder Law

The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights of low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Cook County since 1984. CDEL offers assistance with several types of civil legal matters, representing hundreds of clients each year, and providing additional services to hundreds more. CDEL partners with volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students throughout the Chicago legal community to provide clients with access to high quality legal services they cannot otherwise afford.

Contact CDEL: 205 West Randolph St., Suite 1610, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-376-1880,,, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm


About Proud to Thrive

Proud to Thrive is a program at CDEL that provides culturally responsive legal services for LGBT seniors. Proud to Thrive operates mobile, regularly scheduled legal clinics, power of attorney workshops, and educational presentations in LGBT-affirming locations across Cook County.

Contact Proud to Thrive: 205 West Randolph St., Suite 1610, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-376-1880 (Please mention Proud to Thrive when calling),