Advance Care Planning: It's Never Too Early to Plan Ahead
When: Tue, May. 9, 2017 6:30pm
Where: Keene Community Center
What’s an advance care plan? Why do I need one?
Advance care planning is crucial at later stages in life, but it’s also important to young, healthy, active people as well. It’s never too early to start talking with family and loved ones about your healthcare decisions if something unexpected happens.
Adirondack Health is bringing advance care planning experts to the region to help launch an important new campaign to encourage residents of all ages to talk about and create plans for future medical decisions.
As part of Adirondack Health's Community Discussion Series, local Dr. Elizabeth Buck and Joyce Smerick, faculty consultant for Respecting Choices, the internationally recognized model of person-centered care, will talk to community members about advance care planning and answer the questions that arise from such a complicated but important topic. There will also be time to discuss and give feedback on Adirondack Health’s implementation and design of the Respecting Choices initiative, which is currently in the development process.The event is free to all, and refreshments will be served. The event will be held at the Keene Community Center on Church Street in Keene.
For more information, please contact Jessica Collier at 518-897-2321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adirondack Health's Community Discussion Series presents community members with opportunities to learn about important health topics.