Make 2019 the year you check this off your to-do list!
Winona Health Volunteers invite community members to a free informational program about Healthcare Directives, also called Advance Directives, on Monday, January 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.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. The primary purpose of a Healthcare Directive is to allow individuals to stay in control of their care, even if they temporarily or permanently 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, February 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the same location for those who have questions or would like a facilitator to review or provide assistance in completing 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 507.457.4342.