“Make your medical wishes known” Seniors Count workshop topic
NASHUA –Planning for end-of-life care is a delicate subject few people like to think about. At the same time, not having your wishes known to by your loved ones can be devastating to those responsible for making critical decisions. Completing an advance directive is an important process in planning your life and allows you voice to be heard when you are no longer able to speak for yourself.
On Monday, July 9, join Jennifer Fisher from the Patient and Family Services Department of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center to learn more about Advance Directives, an important legal form that serves as an important tool that communicates your preferences about using life-sustaining treatment and medically administered nutrition and hydration.
Both the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and the Living Will will be discussed.
The program will be held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St. It begins at 1:00pm and is open to the public. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator at (603) 889-3440 x 629 for more information.
Workshop participants are invited to come early and enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) in the cafeteria at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested for diners age 60 and over; the price is slightly higher for those under 60. Pre-registration for lunch is required. Call Steve, SJCS site manager, at 882-2106 to reserve your lunch. Lunch is served from 11:45am to 12:45pm.
The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered the second Monday of each month at the Senior Activity Center. The workshops are designed to provide area residents with information and resources available in the community as they age. Additional partners include Southern New Hampshire Services, ServiceLink Resource Center, the Nashua Public Library, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services.