Winona Health Volunteers invite community members to a free health care directive informational program on Monday, May 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please use the hospital entrance, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona.
The program provides information about the benefits of having a health care directive. A properly completed directive is a legal document, but completing a health care directive does not require a lawyer.
The primary purpose of a health care directive is to allow individuals to stay in control of their care, even if they lose the ability to communicate. Winona Health Volunteers certified to facilitate this program will provide the authorized forms. Sessions cover health care directives for residents of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
A follow-up session will be held on Monday, two weeks later, at the same time in the same location. Follow-up sessions are for those who have attended a health care directive informational session but have questions, would like assistance in completing their directive, or have a facilitator review their directive.
There is no cost to complete a health care directive and the program is open to all. No registration is required. Everyone age 18 and older is encouraged to complete a health care directive.
Certified health care directive volunteers are also available to give presentations to community groups. For more information, call Winona Health Volunteer Services at 507-457-4342.