Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate Workshop Offered in Calais and Machias

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on such items — treasured wedding photo, Grandpa’s fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate — can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. This session is a step by step guide on what to do with your non-titled property (or yellow pie plate)……when you move, downsize your home or if there is a death in the family.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Jane Conroy will lead the discussion in these workshop sessions. Free of charge. No matter who you are in the process (parent, spouse, child, educator) the resources she shares will help families communicate, make decisions, and lessen conflict. You will be better prepared to bring up inheritance issues for discussion; prepare a legally appropriate list of non-titled property; decide what fair means and consider how to deal with conflicts before they arise.

Two sessions of this workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd. The first session will take place in Calais at the Calais Free Library from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. To register for this site, please contact Kathleen Staples at 454.2758 or kstaples@calais.lib.me.us. The second session will take place in Machias at the University of Maine at Machias in the Science Building, Room 102 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. To register for this site, please contact Tara Wood at 255.3345 or tara.a.wood@maine.edu. The registration deadline is Friday, October 18th.

To request a disability accommodation, call Tara Wood at 207.255.3345 or toll free at 1.800.287.1542 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least seven days before the program begins provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be accepted.