The other side of Old Town…
If these images have anything to do with Durable Power of Attorney, I have no idea what the connection is, except that I took these pictures while contemplating how devastating it can be for a family not to have POA should a loved one become incapacitated.
If you are single and you become hospitalized and unable to communicate, if you have not designated POA to a loved one, they have no way to access the resources they need to care for you unless they petition a court of law, which takes time and costs money. It took me less than thirty minutes and under $200 to create the forms necessary to ensure that my family can access whatever financial resources I may have to secure the kind of care they would want for me should tragedy strike unexpectedly.
Everyone should do this immediately, whether you are single, married, young, or old, you are not immune. Be sure to designate a back-up agent, should more than one member of your family become unable to care for themselves at the same time.
Just do it. Do it now.