Brattleboro, Vermont. May 20, 2020 10 -11 am Brattleboro Area Hospice’s Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB) program will host a zoom Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Question and answer Information session. If you are interested in attending, please contact Don Freeman by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 802.257.0775 ext 101 and leave your contact information so that you can receive the emailed zoom invitation and/or telephone call-in number.
Interested people are encouraged to attend this informational session to ask questions about how to complete or update an Advance Directive for healthcare including where do I find the forms, who should be named as an healthcare agent, who do I give the completed form to, and how do I talk with my family about my healthcare wishes if I am unable to speak for myself? Anyone over 18 years old should have a completed Advance Directive. This is the third weekly zoom informational session, which will be held each Wednesday from 10-11 am through June 24, 2020.
Taking Steps Brattleboro announces an additional weekly ZOOM information meeting on Saturdays from 10-11 am, beginning May 23, 2020. Pre-registration is required by email: email@example.com or calling 802.257.0775, ext 101.
The COVID-19 crisis informs everyone that unplanned medical emergencies can happen to anyone at anytime. Completing an Advance Directive for medical care is an important self-care planning task that will assist your family and medical providers in honoring your wishes should you not be able to speak for yourself. TSB trained volunteers are available to assist you in completing an Advance Directive. It is the first step in taking care of yourself and those who love you, it is a gift of love.
Some have found previewing information at www.vtethicsnetwork.org is helpful to see forms and obtain information to ask questions during these information sessions.
Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with Advance Care Planning. BAH is 100% locally funded, provides services free of charge. Visit www.brattleborohospice.org .
For more information contact:
Brattleboro Area Hospice
191 Canal Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802.257.0775 ext 101