Taking Steps Brattleboro offers online weekly information meetings on Advance Care Planning

BRATTLEBORO — On Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB) program hosts a Zoom question-and-answer information session on advance care planning (ACP) and advance directives.

Advance care planning is a process of creating a written health care plan that will tell others what you want if you can't tell them yourself.

It includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family, and others and includes choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an advance directive.

Come and learn if adding a COVID-19 or dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed advance directive.

TSB services include the monthly Zoom meeting and individual ACP meetings by phone, by Zoom, or in person to complete an advance directive. It is not necessary to have internet access to receive assistance. If possible, visit vtethicsnetwork.org to see forms and obtain information to ask questions on Zoom.

If you are interested in attending, contact Ruth Nangeroni at [email protected] or call 802-257-0775, ext. 101 and leave your contact information so you can receive the emailed Zoom invitation and/or telephone call-in number.

Brattleboro Area Hospice is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with advance care planning. The organization is 100-percent locally funded, and provides services free to anyone living in southeastern Vermont or bordering New Hampshire towns.

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