Submitted by Event Organizer
Join Hospice of the Northwest at the Lopez Island Senior Center May 4, 2023 at 12:45 p.m.
WHAT: Hospice of the Northwest is hosting a presentation about Advance Care Planning at the Lopez Island Senior Center on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 12:45 p.m. PDT. Advance care planning ensures your goals, values and preferences are known — not only at the end of life, but if you become unable to communicate those desires due to illness or injury. Class participants will learn about documenting their healthcare wishes, choosing a healthcare agent and the forms they will need to have available in case of a medical emergency. All documents are provided free of charge.
WHO: Advance care planning is for adults at any stage of life.
WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 12:45 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Lopez Island Senior Center, 4102 Fisherman Bay Rd
WHY: Research has shown that advance care planning increases the likelihood that healthcare providers and family members will comply with a person’s wishes at the end of life — including their desire to die at home. Advance care planning also reduces the emotional burden and moral distress often experienced by family members making healthcare decisions for a loved one.
HOW: The class is free and open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Hospice of the Northwest at 360-814-5550.