Robert Touzeau HeadshotMark Lehnowsky HeadshotThe CCDSS was pleased to host a free informational seminar on Life Care Planning for individuals with special needs, offered by Robert Touzeau and Mark Lehnowsky of Lehigh Valley Financial Group.

The seminar was held on May 28, 2013, 7 pm at the CCDSS office (111 Sowers St, Suite 504, State College).

What is a “Life Care Plan?”

A Life Care Plan is a holistic approach to financial planning involving a network of advisors for an individual with disabilities. The development of a Life Care Plan can help a person with disabilities maintain the lifestyle that he or she needs.  It is a coordinated program of future care planning, financial, and legal strategies for people with disabilities and their families.  Developing a Life Care Plan will take time to develop but will be worth the effort.  A Life Care Plan continually changes throughout an individual’s lifetime.  There are primary steps you should consider in the beginning, and they will help you develop an agenda to help keep you on track as you determine what is right for your situation.

You don’t have one. Why?

You don’t know where to start. You don’t think you can afford it.   You think it is too early or perhaps too late to create a Life Care Plan.  These are some of the reasons people have waited to take steps toward creating a cohesive plan. But now could be the right time to start.

Developing a Life Care Plan involves work and commitment, but with a plan in place, you can take a deep breath and know that you are doing all you can to prepare for the future.