National Advance Care Planning Week launched

With the launch of National Advance Care Planning Week Shanna Provost, local author of the Rest Easy Journal is running workshops introducing a down to earth approach to dying and dying well issues will three free information sessions across the shire.

“Many people approach me about Advance Care Planning, wanting to know what it entails and how they can write a directive, so I decided to run free sessions at Council’s three libraries to help start the conversation on a local level during National Advance Care Planning Week.

The sessions will cover: What is an advance care plan and directive? Why should you know about them? Is a directive a legal document? How do you write one? And when should you make a plan?

“None of us know what will happen in the future, and there may be a time when we can’t communicate our values, wants and needs to our medical team.

With medical advances offering so many ways to prolong our life, I feel it’s important that we take the time to consider our life and spiritual values and create an Advance Care Plan that reflects these values.

The free library sessions will provide simple tools and guidance to help people start their plan.”

Shanna ran the session in Batemans Bay on Monday - Moruya and Narooma are later this week.

Moruya Library – Wednesday 18 April, 2pm to 3pm

Narooma Library – Friday 20 April, 10.30am to 11.30am

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