The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives Monday, May 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital at 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona.
This program will provide information about the need for and benefits of having a Healthcare Directive. The primary purpose of a Healthcare Directive is to allow individuals to retain control over their care, even after losing the ability to speak on their own behalf. Trained and certified Winona Health Auxiliary volunteers will facilitate this program with participants using authorized forms. The session will cover both Minnesota and Wisconsin Healthcare Directives.
A working session will be held two weeks later on Monday, June 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Westview Conference Room at Community Memorial Hospital. This session is for individuals who have attended the Healthcare Directives Informational Session and would like assistance in completing their personal directive, have questions, or would like a Healthcare Directives Facilitator to review a completed directive.
These sessions are free of charge and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.
All adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to complete a Healthcare Directive. For more information, call the Winona Health Volunteer Services Office: 507.474.3328.