Free Workshop on Advance Care Planning With The Five Wishes

Who will be my health care proxy? What kind of medical treatment do I want if I get very sick? What do I want my loved ones to know when I die? These are just some of the questions people should think about before they reach end of life.
A free workshop on The Five Wishes, advance directives for end of life, will help guide people through these important questions. An evening workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 15, 6 – 7 p.m. at the Waquoit Congregational Church. A day-time workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 12 noon at the North Falmouth Congregational Church. Both workshops are opened to the public, and everyone will receive a Five Wishes booklet.
“The Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal advance directive document written in everyday language,” according to the Five Wishes website. “It helps all adults, regardless of age or health, to consider and document how they want to be cared for at the end of life. It is America’s most popular living will with more than 30 million copies in circulation.”
“Five Wishes is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it speaks to all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also helps to guide and structure discussions with your family and physician, making conversations easier.”
The Rev. Nell Fields and Kathleen Welcome, a certified grief counselor, will facilitate both workshops. Falmouth attorney Sarah J. Long will be available to answer any legal-related questions.
To register for either event, please call 508-548-5269.