Everybody Dies- A Practical Guide for Adults

“Everybody Dies- A Practical Guide for Adults”

Submitted by Tri-town 55+ Coalition

Life begins with birth and ends with death–for all of us.  There is plenty of preparation for bringing a life into this world, yet when it comes to planning how one wishes to be cared for at end-of life, only 25% of people have thought about, planned and communicated an advance directive of any kind to loved ones and care providers. As life-prolonging medical and technological advancements increase and the aging population swells, one’s end of life wishes should be discussed before a catastrophic injury or illness occurs leaving loved ones at a loss of what to do.  Yet, where do you begin?

Everybody Dies: End of Life Planning – A Practical Guide for Adults, can help you begin the process. This free, two-part program is designed to help you improve your ability to communicate your plan and wishes with loved ones and providers. The program is part of a national Conversation of Your Life (COYL) initiative and supported locally by the Mayors Wellness Committees of the Chathams and Madison, The Adult School of Madison/Chatham and Tri-Town 55+ Coalition. The two sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 1 – 2:30 p.m., on May 15 and May 22, 2019, at Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road, Madison.

The first session provides in-depth information on the implications of making decisions regarding your end-of-life wishes and how they should be considered and documented.  Session 2, after having time for personal reflection, offers the opportunity to ask questions and get specific information regarding next steps in your personal end-of-life planning.

Instructor Lynne Logatto, MSN leads the program and has more than three decades of experience as a primary care nurse practitioner helping individuals find unique solutions to complex but common health problems. She employs her education and experience to empower you and those you love to know your rights and explore your options as you consider end-of-life issues.

The program is free, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call (862) 246-6065, or email tritown55plus@gmail.com.

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