Sunday, June 02, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5pm
Speaker: Angelina Luk
Venue: 10/F Auditorium
Who's it for:
Anyone who is interested in knowing some practical legal arrangements that would help prepare for the later years of one's lives and how our Christian faith makes a difference in this context.
Like it or not, death is the only certainty in life and we are all growing in age. Is there something we can do pro-actively to make this fact of life more bearable or at least less inconvenient for our loved ones?
The good news is yes, there are 3 legal documents that would help: (1) Wills, (2) Enduring Powers of Attorney, and (3) Advance Directives in relation to Medical Treatment. The speaker call them collectively平安三寶in Chinese, meaning the 3 Instruments of Peace. They can provide for the contingencies of death, dementia, stroke, terminal illness, persistent vegetative state and other end-stage irreversible life-limiting conditions, however remote they may be. They aim at giving peace of mind to the maker of these documents, as well as care and provision to their loved ones.
As Christians, “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20) and death may well be an immigration counter where we proceed to heaven. But before we reach there, there are preparations to be made, as we cannot take our possessions with us and we expect our loved ones to re-join us only many many years later.
Angelina Luk is a solicitor, notary public and former adjunct professor of the Law Department of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Her latest publication is a Chinese book with a gospel message entitled 《贏在終點線（新版）》(Winning at the Finish Line, New Edition). It explains in layman terms Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives in relation to Medical Treatment, and probate practice in Hong Kong. She was invited by HKU, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, public hospitals, NGOs, churches and elderly-related organisations to speak and teach on these legal documents on more than 50 occasions in these two years. After taking on the role of an advocate for this cause, she no longer takes instructions to prepare these legal documents in order to avoid any potential conflict of interest. As a caregiver to cancer and dementia patients in her own family, and having attended numerous conferences and courses on dementia and end-of-life care, she has been applying her knowledge and experience to the work of God’s Kingdom.
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