Seminars

 

Todd at SeminarUnderstanding Funeral Arrangements & the Benefit of Pre-Planning 

Todd N. Hitzeman, Licensed Funeral Director & Insurance Broker

You never think about or maybe don’t want to talk about arranging Funerals for yourself or a family member.  This interactive lecture will help answer any questions that you have and perhaps were afraid to ask.  You will learn about what to expect from the Funeral Director, social security, disposition choices, Veteran’s Benefits, pre-funding and insurance policies, Medicaid qualifications, legal obligations, protecting funds and securing authority and potential beneficiary recipients and basic funeral costs.  You will also learn about the roles and limitations of Power of Health verses a Power of Attorney and how either can be your advocate as well as wills and probate. It may sound like a lot, but when you leave, you will feel a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders.  Open to Everyone.  This lecture will take approximately 45 minutes with the remaining time open for a question and answer session.  Be sure to bring a family member or friend and learn together.  We hope to see you there.

 

These Seminars are FREE and Informative.

Lyons Township Adult Continuing Education Program in conjunction with Todd Hitzeman of Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.,  will be hosting a series on understanding what is involved with Funeral Arrangements, Prearrangements, PreFunding and Veteran Benefits available.

Registration is required for these seminars and that can be done directly through the Lyons Township Adult Education Office  at 708-579-6573.

 

1.  Understanding Funeral Arrangements
Todd N. Hitzeman, Licensed Funeral Director & Insurance Broker

You never think about or maybe don’t want to talk about arranging Funerals for yourself or a family member.  This interactive lecture will help answer any questions that you have and perhaps were afraid to ask.  You will learn about what to expect from the Funeral Director, the funeral process, what to pay attention too, how and why decisions are made, how to speak with your loved ones, effects of social security on your surviving spouse, how to determine what is right for you and your family, the options you have, how the price is associated with different service levels and documentation needed for  your veteran, explanation of death benefits, burial benefits, Private vs. National Cemeteries, Medallions, Military Honors, Headstones, the Funeral options you have and basic funeral costs.  It may sound like a lot, but when you leave, you will feel a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders.  Open to Everyone.  This lecture will take approximately 45 minutes with the remaining time open for a question and answer session.  Be sure to bring a family member or friend and learn together.  Sign up for all series or the one that is most important to you.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Lyons Township High School South Campus

 

2.  The Benefit of Pre-Planning and Pre-Funding Funerals
Todd N. Hitzeman, Licensed Funeral Director & Insurance Broker

This seminar will explore the options of paying for your Funeral or that of a loved one prior to passing.  This is a great way to alleviate stress and the burden of family members for the unexpected.  You will learn about pre-planning, what documentation you will need for the process, how to ask the right questions to determine what is right for you and your family, disposition choices you have to consider, out of State transfers and basic funeral costs.  This interactive lecture will explain trusts vs. insurance policies, Medicaid qualifications, legal obligations, protecting funds and securing authority and potential beneficiary recipients, and guaranteed verses non-guaranteed items and services.  We will explain some of the pitfalls that may be out there and how to protect yourselves.  You will also learn about the roles and limitations of Power of Health verses a Power of Attorney and how either can be your advocate as well as wills and probate.  You will walk away with the knowledge that you need in order to make an informed decision on your final wishes.  Open to Everyone.  This lecture will take approximately 45 minutes with the remaining time open for a question and answer session.  Be sure to bring a family member or friend and learn together.  Sign up for all series or the one that is most important to you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  Lyons Township High School South Campus

 

We look forward to seeing you there!