The Winona Health Auxiliary offers free informational programs about Healthcare Directives throughout the year. All adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to complete a Healthcare Directive. This is a great opportunity to get information about the benefits of having a Healthcare Directive and how to prepare and implement your directive.

The primary purpose of a Healthcare Directive is to ensure you retain control over your care, even after losing the ability to speak on your own behalf. Trained and certified Winona Health Auxiliary volunteers will facilitate this program using authorized forms. The sessions cover both Minnesota and Wisconsin Healthcare Directives.

A working session is held two weeks after each informational session. Working sessions are for those who have attended the informational session and have questions or would like assistance in completing their personal directive. Working sessions also are an opportunity to have a Healthcare Directives facilitator review your completed directive.

These sessions are free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

Our trained Auxiliary volunteers are also available to give group presentations in the community about Health Care Directives. For more information, call the Winona Health Volunteer Services Office at 507.474.3328.

Health Care Directive programs are held the third Monday of the following months with a follow-up session held on a Monday at the same time and location, Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, Winona Parkview Conference Room.

Days and times include:

  • Third Monday of March, July and November: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Third Monday of January, May and September: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
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