Members & guests – free. This presentation will be held virtually via Zoom.
This workshop will discuss advance care planning and why it is important. 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, it is easy to understand and does not require a lawyer. The document covers naming a healthcare agent, and medical decisions and provides space for spiritual and social-emotional wishes as well. The 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 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 and around Rogers Park, 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. She also has experience as a caregiver.