Starting the Conversation about Advanced Care Planning
Allentown Public Library and Lehigh Valley Health Network, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. On April 21, from 10:00am to 11:00am, Allentown Public Library (1201 Hamilton St., Allentown) is welcoming the community to attend “Starting the Conversation about Advance Care Planning”. At this event we will be discussing the topic of advanced care planning and how to talk about your wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers. We also will provide information and free advance directives (living will).
“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Mark Sullivan, District Consultant Librarian at Allentown Public Library. “Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
To register call the Allentown Public Library at 610-820-2400, extension 2. On-site registration and free light refreshments will be available from 9:30am-10:00am.