Event Details
Event Type: Online Class

Jan 28 - Feb 04 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
At your computer/device
Mary Matthiesen, Lynne Siracusa

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Take Charge! Guided Advance Care Planning

What matters most to you? If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want? If you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would?

Planning for your future care can bring peace of mind – to you and your loved ones. Advance care planning is a process that helps you decide and document what kind of care you would want – and what kind you would not want – if you have a health crisis and are not able to communicate or make decisions.

In this free 2-part online course, you will learn more about advance care planning and the steps you can take to help get the care you want, based on what matters most to you. You will be guided through the process of thinking about what is important to you, talking about it with those close to you (including your doctor), selecting someone to act as your representative, and completing an Advance Health Care Directive to document your decisions. At the conclusion of this training, you will have all the information you need to complete your Advance Directives and the tools to do it.

Instructors: Mary Matthiesen is the chief strategy officer with Mission Hospice & Home Care – one of the original and still independent non-profit hospices in California – and has led awareness initiatives on end of life issues internationally.

Lynne Siracusa, LCSW, brings more than 30 years of experience at the bedside as a hospice social worker and as director of social work at Kaiser’s South Campus, which has informed her understanding of the need for each of us to have a current and complete Advance Directive.

Jerry Saliman, MD, is a community ambassador for Mission Hospice and is a Take Charge! trainer. Jerry retired from Kaiser South San Francisco after a successful 30-year career as a physician and is now a volunteer internist at Samaritan House Medical Clinic in San Mateo in addition to his work with Mission Hospice.

Class details are subject to change.