The first HomePort Talk, a discussion of living wills, their importance, what they contain and why they are important, will be led by Cushing attorney Rob Patterson, at the Cushing Public Library on Thursday, March 11, at 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

HomePort is a volunteer group in Cushing. Led by Carol Cardon, Katherine Cobey, and Julie Palm, the group was formed in 2009 to research local resources helpful to seniors in the community who wish to remain at home as they age, and to do so safely, in comfort, and with dignity.

HomePort holds meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Cushing Public Library. Research on the various ways in which elders can be helped or help themselves to lead a satisfactory long life in their own homes will be ongoing and offered as a resource to all those who are interested. In addition to this month’s talk on living wills, HomePort plans future public programs on subjects ranging from home safety to helpful information about nutrition, exercise, and therapy, that could benefit seniors and their families.