None of us expect to be in a serious car accident, to have a stroke, or suffer a heart attack.  But we know that these things can, and do, happen.

Consider doing the loving thing for your family and loved ones by making your medical decisions – your advance directives – known ahead of time.  Give them the gift of being clear on what measures you want and do not want when the time comes.

Our Advance Directives workshop will give you the tools to start a conversation with the people you love about the kind of care you want when faced with an illness or sudden medical event:

  • What would you like to accomplish before you die?
  • What does “quality of life” mean to you? Does it include a feeding tube, mechanical life support (ventilator), a stay in an Intensive Care unit or dialysis?
  • What would a peaceful death look like to you?
  • What role would you like your loved ones to play in your dying?
  • What kind of help and support would you like for you and your loved ones?
  • Who would be the best person to advocate for you in an emergency?

Join social worker and bereavement counselor Betsy Kammerud, LCSW, MVF-CSW, ACHP-SW, as she explains the paperwork and walks you through the process of making your advance wishes known. Free booklets will be provided. Offered as a community service of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, we will meet at the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  On Thursday, June 29.

Alternatively, you can use the links and tools available on the Advance Directives page of our website and download your own copy of the Georgia Advance Directives form.

It always seems too early, until it’s too late.