Arcadia Helps Military Veterans and First Responders Prepare Wills

By Caitlin Burns | November 30, 2017

Arcadia University hosts its annual Wills for Heroes program on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University’s Grey Towers Castle, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. This free event enables military veterans, emergency personnel and their families to prepare and notarize wills, living wills, and healthcare or financial powers of attorney.

All Pennsylvania veterans, active and retired first responders, and their spouses/significant others are eligible for the Wills for Heroes program. Attendees must provide proof of affiliation or military service (DD Form 214). To schedule an appointment, visit using the password Arcadia.

Wills for Heroes was initiated by Arcadia’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO), an on-campus resource network that supports students and families who access educational benefits affiliated with the military, and integrates members into the Glenside community. In conjunction with Pennsylvania’s Wills for Heroes Foundation, SVO enlists the help of pro bono lawyers, notaries, and witnesses to facilitate the estate planning process.

For more information, contact Dr. Amy Widestrom, associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, at