You are never too old or too young to have your health-care and end-of-life wishes honored. Gather the following materials and store them safely, making sure those you love and trust will know where or how to access this information. • Health • Copies X insurance information of the following documents: Organ donor card if applicable (The original should be carried in your wallet.) Birth certificate Driver’s license Social security card Marriage license and/or divorce decree Deeds, mortgages and vehicle registrations and titles • Advance directives A living will is a legal document describing the kind of medical or life-sustaining treatments you would want if you were critically ill or injured. A do not resuscitate (DNR) order says that you do not want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if your heart stops or you stop breathing. A durable power of attorney for health care indicates who can make health-care decisions for you if you are unconscious or otherwise unable to make medical decisions for yourself. • A valid copy of your will • Life insurance policies • Listing of financial and investment accounts and retirement plans • Religious/spiritual affiliation and end-of-life wishes • A family and friends contact list X X X X X X X X Source: AAA Going Places, AAA.com For more information, look into these resources: AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org), a local agency on aging, churches, support groups and elder-law specialists.