Live chat with expert: Dr. Julie Masters

Listen as Dr. Julie Masters and host Lakelyn Hogan as they talk about how to prepare for the final years of life. Final years planning is about so much more than putting the appropriate legal documents in place. It’s also about how to live those final years more fully and having the right conversations at the right times to prepare for the road ahead. Some topics this chat covered include:

  • How to “live well” during the final years
  • Steps to better prepare for care
  • Misconceptions around end-of-life planning
  • Ways to avoid emotionally charged decision making

About the expert

Dr. Julie Masters
Julie Masters, PhD, is professor and chair of the department of gerontology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and holds the Terry Haney Chair of Gerontology. Dr. Masters oversees the activities of the department on the Omaha, Lincoln and online campuses. In addition, she teaches death and dying on the Lincoln and Omaha campuses and works with honors and graduate students interested in end of life issues. Dr. Masters’ research interests include end of life planning, healthy aging and aging inmates.

3 thoughts on “Preparing for the Final Years

  • bobbie macy

    I find the topic to be very interesting.

  • Mary Foran

    Very helpful chat! “Starting with The End in mind” might just need to become a more popular approach in our daily lives. It also might be a good way to write our life’s novel!

  • Lois Morrissey

    Thank you for the most interesting and validating chat…
    Appreciate the references and Nancy Cobbs’ “In Lieu of Flowers” quotes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *