Healthcare Directives free program Monday, November 20

Winona Health Volunteers invite community members to a free informational program about Healthcare Directives (also called Advance Directives) on Monday, November 20, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room on the hospital first floor at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona

The program provides information about the benefits of having a Healthcare Directive. A properly completed Healthcare Directive is a legal document, but completing a directive does not require a lawyer. The primary purpose of a Healthcare Directive is to allow individuals to stay in control of their care, even if they lose the ability to communicate. Winona Health Volunteers certified to facilitate this program will provide the authorized forms. Sessions cover Healthcare Directives for residents of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

A follow-up session will be held Monday, December 4, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the same location for those who have attended a Healthcare Directives Informational Session but have questions or would like assistance in completing their directive or to have a facilitator review their directive.

There is no cost to complete a Healthcare Directive and the program is open to all. No advanced registration is required. Everyone age 18 and older is encouraged to complete a Healthcare Directive.

Certified Healthcare Directives volunteers are also available to give presentations to community groups. For more information, call the Winona Health Volunteer Services office at 507.474.3328.

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