Saturday, September 5 , 2015, 2:10 am | Fair 60.0º




Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara Sponsoring Talk on Advance Directives

By Margaret Weiss for Sansum Clinic |

What is an advance directive? Do I need one?

An advance directive gives you control over medical decisions that will be made if you ever become seriously ill or injured and are not able to speak for yourself. Every adult needs one.

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well and Sansum Clinic are co-sponsoring a talk on advance directives from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21 in the third-floor conference room at the Sansum Clinic at 215 Pesetas Lane in Santa Barbara.  .

Attend the program and you will:

» Receive a free copy of “5 Wishes,” a legal advance directive form.

» Learn how to make sure your doctors and family know your wishes.

» Learn who can speak for you if needed.

» Get pointers on how to have a conversation with your family so they are not left to guess what you would want.

This program will also discuss and provide POLST, sometimes called the “pink form,” which is used to specify the type of treatment you wish to receive at end of life.

The program is open to the community and free of charge. Click here to register, or call 866.829.0909.

— Margaret Weiss is the health education director for Sansum Clinic.




comments powered by Disqus

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

 

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.