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What is advance care planning?

If you were badly hurt or very sick and could not communicate in any way, would your family know how to make health care choices for you that fit your wishes?

The best way to make sure your health care choices are known and followed is through advance care planning. It’s a process of talking with your family and other loved ones about what health care you would want—if you could not communicate for yourself. Then you complete an “advance directive,” a legal document that puts your wishes in writing.


What are advance directives?

couple reviews advance directivesAn advance directive is a legal document that defines your choices about what health care you do or do not want, and how health care decisions should be made for you.

Everyone aged 18 and older should have advance directives, even healthy people.


Free Virtual Workshops

Please join us for a free, one-hour, virtual Advance Care Planning group clinic led by an experienced Agrace social worker. Sign up for a session taking place over Zoom; you will be able to connect from your computer, tablet or mobile device.

2023 Virtual Clinic Schedule

  • March 16
  • June 15
  • August 24
  • October 19

All dates are Thursdays.
Times: 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.

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For more information about upcoming advance care planning workshops, or to sign up, please contact:

Deanna Truedson McKillips
Social Worker, Agrace Supportive Care
(608) 669-7352

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