Talk about care

The Glengarry News - - News -

It’s about con­ver­sa­tions. It’s about de­ci­sions. It’s about how we care for each other.

That’s the think­ing be­hind a series of pre­sen­ta­tions be­ing of­fered at Winch­ester District Memo­rial Hospi­tal (WDMH) over the next few months. “We want ev­ery­one to start a con­ver­sa­tion,” ex­plains Kim­berly Pater­son, WDMH So­cial Worker. “Ad­vance Care Plan­ning is a process of think­ing about and shar­ing your wishes for your fu­ture health and per­sonal care. It can help you tell oth­ers what would be im­por­tant if you were un­able to speak for your­self.”

Dur­ing the two- hour ses­sions, ad­vance care plan­ning and health care con­sent will be ex­plained. As well, at­ten­dees will learn five sim­ple steps they can take to de­velop a plan.

“Fifty per cent of Cana­di­ans have never talked to fam­ily and friends about what they’d want if they were ill and couldn’t speak for them­selves,” adds Kim­berly. Fu­ture ses­sions will be held April 25 from 6 to 8 pm; May 23 from 2 to 4 pm; and June 27 from 6 to 8 pm.

Con­tact Kim­berly Pater­son,at kpa­ter­son@ wdmh. on. ca or 613- 774- 2420, ext. 6125. Ev­ery­one is wel­come and en­cour­aged to regis­ter as soon as pos­si­ble as space is limited. There is no charge.

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