Published on May 31, 2022

Essentia Health holding virtual advance care planning classes 

Essentia Health is hosting free advance care planning (ACP) classes on the following days:                                                                     

  • 11 a.m. to noon Monday, June 6 
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 
  • 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 

ACP is a process that helps you think and talk about your choices for health care in the future. It’s important for every adult to have an advance directive, also known as a living will or health care directive. 

Everyone is invited to join in thought-provoking conversation to discover the value of ACP, reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, explore goals for treatment and take steps toward completing a health care directive for yourself. By having these conversations proactively, you can ensure that your preferences are understood if you become unable to make medical decisions for yourself due to an accident, injury or sudden illness. 

For the safety of our communities, these classes are currently being offered virtually. 

To register, please visit our advance care planning website.

If you are unable to attend a virtual class but are interested in learning about ACP, our pre-recorded webinar, “It’s about the conversation,” is available at the above link, as well.