Advance Care Planning Workshop – July 10

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JFCS of Southern Arizona along with Interfaith Community Services is offering a free two hour workshop on:

      HONORING A LIFE: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONVERSATIONS

      WHEN:     July 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

      WHERE:  JFCS, 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson (corner of 5th/Columbus)

 

Registration is required, seating is limited – REGISTER HERE

What is Advance Care Planning?

Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. If you are in an accident or have an illness that leaves you unable to talk about your wishes, who will speak for you? You can tell your family, friends and healthcare providers what your wishes and personal beliefs are about continuing or withdrawing medical treatments at the end of life. This workshop will address questions such as:

  • Why deciding what kind of healthcare you want late in life is so important
  • How to adequately plan for any medical situation you might face
  • How to talk to your loved ones and healthcare professionals about your decisions
  • How to document your decisions so your wishes will be made know when appropriate
  • How to revise and update any advance care plans you might have in place

This informative workshop will be facilitated by Interfaith Community Services Presentators Suzanne Morrison and Karen MacDonald.