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Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7)

Friday June 7, 2019
10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

Location: Eastern Branch
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