2012-01-19 / Community

Free living will guidance offered

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Area Respite Care and CHANS Home Health Care plan to host a program on how to complete a free living will at 1 p. m. Feb. 1 at the United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road.

“This is a free interactive and informative seminar that will walk you through the process of completing your own living will,” a CHANS release states. “Living wills are an interactive document that allows a person to detail their wishes for medical and personal care should they be unable to advocate for themselves due to medical reasons, the advancement of dementia or other progressive illness.”

Topics to be covered during the program include medical treatment, end- of- life care issues, choosing a medical proxy or decision maker, as well as how to use and update a living will.

Blank copies of the living will document will be provided to all participants. Refreshments also will be provided.

To reserve a spot, call Nancy Herk-Bott, executive director of Brunswick Area Respite Care, at 729-8571.

Brunswick Area Respite Care is a private, nonprofit agency, providing supportive care and information to families facing the disabilities of aging.

CHANS Home Health Care is a nonprofit agency that provides skilled home health care, hospice care and private duty care services. CHANS is an affiliate of Mid Coast Health Services.

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