Advance Care Planning
One Session—Two Mondays • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. • Room 9
October 9 and 23
This two-meeting session starts with a conversation about personal values. Defining and discussing values is an important first step in the advance care planning process. Your values influence your decisions about how you want to be treated should you become seriously ill or be at the end of life. The “Five Wishes” booklet is introduced and distributed in the first meeting. “Five Wishes” is a legal Advance Health Care Directive in the state of California. The discussion continues with your family between meetings. In the second meeting we discuss how the conversation went, clarify issues and witness each other’s signature in the “Five Wishes” booklet. Other issues pertaining to end-of-life medical care are then discussed, including the POLST form, the End of Life Options Act, Medical ID setup on your smartphone, etc. Remember, advance care planning is a gift you give your family.
Coordinator : Kellie Simpson