CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Women and Money series continues
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?"
is a new workshop offered in the Women and Money series. The workshop,
which will help families make important decisions about personal property
transfers before a crisis or communication problem occurs, will be offered
Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hills Bank, 1009 2nd Street, Coralville
"How families make decisions about the distribution of a family
member's personal belongings in a time of crisis is an important issue
because most of our belongings are not covered in our wills, and yet those
personal items can be the memories most treasured by our loved ones,"
says Jan Garkey, family resource management specialist with Iowa State
University and workshop leader.
Garkey says her program looks at six key factors that influence the
transfer of non-titled property:
* Understanding the sensitivity of the issue
* Determining what you want to accomplish - your goals
* Defining what "fair" means in your family
* Identifying the meaning of special objects to transfer
* Recognizing distribution options and consequences
* Agreeing to manage conflicts if they arise
The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is
required. To do so, call the Johnson County Extension Service at (319)
Workshop sponsors are ISU Extension Service, the Iowa Women's Foundation,
Focus Forward, Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, and Women's Resource
and Action Center at the University of Iowa.