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Don't wait to plan — do it today

Half of Canadians have never talked to family and friends about what they would want if they were ill and could not speak for themselves.

But all of us will die.

So, what’s the use of avoiding the topic? It’s time for us to take our heads out of the sand and talk about advance care planning.

You are invited to learn more about advance care planning at an introductory workshop March 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A hands-on second session designed to assist in the preparation of your Advance Care Plan will be offered April 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Both sessions will be hosted at Berwick Comox Valley, 1700 Comox Ave.

Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care.

Having an advance care plan can give us comfort and assurance that our end-of-life wishes will be honoured.

To RSVP for the workshop, call 250-339-1690. For more information and valuable resources about advance care planning, visit www.advancecareplaningcv.ca or call the Comox Valley Hospice Society at 250-339-5533.

— Comox Valley Hospice Society

 

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