Advance care planning forum planned for June 9 in the Pit at CSS

Do you know what will happen if you are suddenly unable to speak for yourself? Did you appoint someone who can speak for you? What are your wishes and does anyone know about them?

Do you know what will happen if you are suddenly unable to speak for yourself? Did you appoint someone who can speak for you? What are your wishes and does anyone know about them?

These questions and more will be discussed at the Advance Care Planning Forum on Thursday June 9, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in The Pit at the high school.

At this free evening seminar professional representatives will speaki about what Advance Care Planning (ACP) is and how you can put a plan in place. There will be presentations on future health care decisions, end-of-life decisions, legal and estate planning, spiritual needs, and other related topics.

“Advance Care Planning (ACP) is important to everyone,” says Berni Easson, community integration health services administrator with Interior Health. “All of us should have an Advance Care Plan in case something happens and we are unable to speak for ourselves.”

“We realize that discussing these questions can be difficult and stressful but you do not have to go through this process alone,” says Margot Venema of the Clearwater advance care planning Team. The ACP program is designed to help people work through these difficult conversations and help set their minds to rest. A number of community members are being trained on how to respectfully guide people through these difficult conversations.

Let’s talk and start these conversations. Come to the forum and learn more about Advance Care Planning.

– Submitted by Clearwater ACP Team