Before You Check Out: Advance Directives
Before You Check Out is a series of programs about what you, your family, your friends…anyone…should know about death, options of care, legalities of end of life choices and funerals plus other options. It isn’t something that is commonly talked about in ways that you know what you should do, what you can do and what you want to do before you can’t make your desires known. Each of the programs will focus on a different aspect. Each will be informal discussions with information that will help you make an informed decision with time for questions and answers.
The first program in the series will provide information on Advance Directives. Local health care professionals will answer your questions concerning what exactly are advance directives and how do I decide what I would like to do. If you don’t know what they are, how can you decide what you want? Linda Upstill from the Lawrence Coalition to Honor End of Life Choices and Terri Kaiser from the LMH Palliative Care team will explain what the directives are and how to have a meaningful conversation with your family and friends on your choices. Also, explain how to have the most meaningful conversation about your decisions—the one that you have with yourself.
This program is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required. Before You Check Out programs will be held on a regular basis through this year.
For more information, contact Pattie Johnston at the library, 785-843-3833 extension 115
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