Members & guests – free.
This program will be presented via Zoom. Online registration for this event has passed; please call the Village office to join at 773.248.8700.
People are living longer, and medical technology continues to make advancements. Having an advance directive helps to ensure that you get the care that you want! The Five Wishes is a low cost and legally binding advance directive that is easy to understand and does not require a lawyer. The document covers naming a healthcare agent, medical decisions, and provides space for spiritual and social-emotional wishes as well. This presentation will focus on how planning ahead can be empowering and reduce stress on our loved ones.
About our presenter: Maureen Burns (she/her/ella) is a Community Health Worker /Promotora de Salud and research liaison with The HAP Foundation. The HAP Foundation is a nonprofit leader with a refined focus to elevate access to and increase understanding of serious illness and hospice and palliative care through community and clinical education, workforce development, research, and advocacy. Maureen works in Rogers Park and surrounding communities, providing free community education, and linking patients and loved ones to resources within their community. She has over 15 years of experience working in health care and a Bachelor of Arts degree in community health, culture, and aging.
Note: A small number of paper copies of the Five Wishes document are avaiable through the Village offices. Call (773.248.8700) or email ([email protected]) to ask for one – you can come pick them up or we can mail a copy to you.