What if you were critically injured in an accident that left you unable to communicate your wishes regarding your health care?
What if you or your elderly parent were hospitalized in critical condition and unable to verbalize wishes?
Whether you are 30 or 80 years old, one of the most important conversations you can have with family members is about what kind of care you want if you should become critically ill and cannot speak for yourself. It relieves your family of the burden of making health care decisions on your behalf without knowing your wishes——and helps make sure you receive the care you choose and that is in keeping with your life values. This conversation gives everyone a tremendous sense of peace.
The Advance Care Planning workshop will provide a framework for choosing who you would like to have speak on your behalf. It will also walk you through the process to document goals, values and beliefs for yourself and to discuss them with your loved ones.
Facilitators: Kate Massey, Program Specialist, Northwest Regional Council and Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement volunteer and Tessa Whitlock, WAHA volunteer.
RSVP appreciated. Contact Becca (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 360-734-5510 Ext 216