36 PLANNING AHEAD PLANNING AHEAD is about taking control of your future. It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future. Accidents, illness and conditions that affect memory and planning ability do happen. Thinking about your future and making your wishes known in advance can help reduce family stress and conflict during times of crisis. It is important for all adults to understand the benefits of early planning and the various legal tools available to help secure future health, financial, legal and personal choices. Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/planningahead for further information and resources in English, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese, including videos. Talk to your family now about your future wishes! Act now to protect your future rights, wishes, values and preferences!