Advanced care planning seminar at Edmonds Senior Center July 20

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A free “Your Life, Your Wishes” advanced care planning seminar will be Monday, July 20, 1-3 p.m. in the Edmonds Senior Center Library.

Presenters are Michelle Reitan, MSW and Carolyn Anderson, RN, Enhance Wellness program of the Edmonds Senior Center. to sign up, call 425-774-5555.

According to an announcement from the Senior Center:

While most Americans say they would prefer to live through the end of their lives at home, surrounded by friends and family, the reality is the exact opposite. Studies show that when people age 65 and older plan with their doctors they are much more satisfied about their preferences for care through the end of their lives.

Learn how your values and beliefs can guide your personal choices regarding medical care, how to select the best person to speak for you in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself, what life sustaining treatments may be offered to you at the end of life and the pros and cons of each treatment and what forms you need to fill out and share with your doctor to document your choices.

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