Death and Dying Classes

Death and Dying Classes
Wednesday Evenings, 7-8:30, Youth Building

Advance Health Care Directive, Part 1
March 12
Chaplain Erin King and social worker Jan Jordison from Community Hospice will explain what an Advance Health Care Directive is and the importance for all adults to have one. We will go through the process of filling one out with the expectation that participants will have it done by the end of next week’s class. Participants will further explore what they would want at the end of life by using the “Five Wishes” document. We will discuss who can be an agent and why to choose that person. By filling out the directive, you will be sure that your wishes will be met at the end of life. We will also discuss what questions to discuss with loved ones.

Advance Health Care Directive, Part 2
March 19
Participants will further explore what they would want at the end of life by using the “Five Wishes” document. We will follow up on who can be a witness to signing the Advance Care Health Directive. We will discuss the meaning of qualitative care and palliative care and explain how to determine which is best for you and your loved ones. By the end of this class, participants will have a signed Advance Healthcare Directive.

Understanding Hospice Care
March 26
Hospice nurse Bob Patnode will share his experiences and lead a discussion on the nature and benefits of hospice care.

The Benefits of Grief Counseling
April 2

The Why and How of Planned Giving
April 9