Conference to address planning ahead for life’s end

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Conference to address planning ahead for life’s end

Advanced directives can ease anguish if death is near
Tracy Davis, left, a personal resource specialist trained by the Community Health Action Coalition, helps Eve Presler complete the paperwork for her Advanced Care Directives, including a Living Will, CPR Directive and Durable Medical Power of Attorney. The women met in early April at the Durango Friends Meeting House.
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The seventh annual Caregiver Conference will be held in two sessions:
Session 1 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave. Topics include “Intergenerational Crisis or Promise” about bringing generations together in an aging society; and “My Life: Deciding in Advance” about the process of expressing and documenting wishes for future health care decisions. An attorney and notary will be available to help with completing forms. Session 2 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, May 16. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a resource fair will be held at the Durango-La Plata County Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. From 1 to 4:45 p.m. in the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, speakers will present information on Colorado’s new “Medical Aid in Dying” law and the importance of self-care for caregivers. Space is limited, and registration may be made at www.planetReg.com/2017_Caregiver_Conference.
To schedule a presentation for an organization about Advanced Care Directives, call 884-2335 or email kathy@chaclaplata.org.
For a home or community visit by a personal resource specialist, call coordinator Lynn Westerberg at 799-0219.
Other organizations that may be of assistance are Mercy Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, Axis Health System and San Juan Basin Public Health.

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Conference to address planning ahead for life’s end

Tracy Davis, left, a personal resource specialist trained by the Community Health Action Coalition, helps Eve Presler complete the paperwork for her Advanced Care Directives, including a Living Will, CPR Directive and Durable Medical Power of Attorney. The women met in early April at the Durango Friends Meeting House.
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