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Five Wishes Class

Five Wishes Class

Sundays, April 10 and 17, 3pm – 4:30pm

April 16th is “National Decision Day.” We are inviting people to talk among themselves as family and friends about what would they want for their medical care if they could no longer make decisions for themselves.

For many people this conversation is a challenging one, yet it is a necessary one. One way of looking at it is what would you want done if you were in a car accident, severely injured and unconscious and not able to tell anyone what you want? Do you want CPR done if your heart stops? If you are in a coma, who would you want to make decisions for you? If you have a massive stoke, would you want to be artificially fed? For some people, these questions bring up spiritual and ethical questions.

Chaplain Erin King from Community Hospice will facilitate discussions about what is involved to make these decisions. Using the “5 Wishes” booklet, we will explore:

  1. Who do I want to make care decisions for me when I can’t.
  2. What kind of medical treatment do I want or don’t want.
  3. How comfortable do I want to be in regards to pain control.
  4. How do I want people to treat me.
  5. What do I want my loved ones to know.

By the end of the April 17th session, you will have a completed legal document expressing who and what you want.

These 2 sessions are open to the community. Contact Chaplain Erin for more information at kingerine@gmail.com.

Serve at Love Modesto!

LOVE MODESTO is getting super excited for this Saturday preparing for over 4000 volunteers, but we can still use your help!

There is still a big need for more volunteers for these following projects:

  • Beautify Modesto Parks
  • Clean Up Modesto
  • Airport Neighborhood – Oregon Park
  • Needham Neighborhood Clean Up
  • Orchard Park Neighborhood Clean Up
  • Tobacco Litter Clean Up
  • Tuolumne River Clean Up
  • Delta Blood Bank
  • Love All Our Kids
  • Pajama Program
  • Downey High School
  • El Vista Elementary School
  • Garrison Elementary School
  • Hanshaw Middle School
  • Johansen High School
  • Modesto High School

People can sign up at LoveModesto.com and click on “Projects.”

April 18 Festivities begin at 8am on I & 10th Streets, right in front of the Gallo Center.

  • Lots of music, free giveaways including Modesto Nuts tickets for all!
  • Free food and refreshments (SaveMart, Starbucks, Pepsi, Blue Diamond Growers, Del Monte, Buffalo Wild Wings, Frito Lay, Gold N Fresh Bakery, etc.)!
  • Free Kid’s Zone featuring jump houses, face painting, super heroes, games, etc.!
  • Free back massages by Armstrong Chiropractic!
  • Free family/friend photos by Platinum Photo Booth!
  • Fire trucks, ambulances, CHP, Sheriff and MPD patrol cars, motor bikes, swat truck, K9 and horses!
  • And LOTS more!

It’s going to be an incredible family-friendly atmosphere before we all go out to volunteer in 90+ projects!