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Free program on taking control of your health care decisions
September 10 @ 12:30 pm
Shrewsbury – Learn how to make your own health care plan and complete a free MA Health Care Proxy at a no-cost program. The program will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., Shrewsbury.
The program is free and open to all. No preregistration is required. All attendees will receive a free “Honoring Choices Getting Started Tool Kit” which has a free Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive or Living Will.
Ellen DiPaola, President of Honoring Choices Massachusetts, will present the program, which covers selecting and designating a Health Care Agent via a Health Care Proxy form, talking with family or friends about your care choices, how to create a MA Personal Directive (or Living Will) to record your care choices and how to talk with doctors and care providers to put your plan into action.
This program is part of a community-wide project entitled “Dancing around the Hard Topics” a reading, viewing and discussion program around the book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Dr. Atul Gawande. The project is sponsored and supported by the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Council on Aging, The Shrewsbury Public Library, the Shrewsbury Council on Aging, the Residence at Orchard Grove, the Shrewsbury Public Schools, Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, Shrewsbury Media Connection, the Central Massachusetts Veterans Services District, the Central Mass. Regional Public Health Alliance, Elder Services of Worcester and the Department of Public Health, Worcester.