Published on September 12, 2019

Essentia Health to offer free advance care planning class in Virginia

What if a sudden illness or injury leaves you unable to speak for yourself? Who would speak for you? What would you want them to know about your values and wishes?

A free advance care planning class hosted by Essentia Health-Virginia on Sept. 19 will highlight the steps necessary to ensure you’re prepared for this kind of scenario. In addition to fostering thought-provoking discussion, the class will help you learn the vocabulary, reflect on your values, explore goals for treatment and work toward completing a health care directive.

The class runs from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Essentia Health-Virginia, 901 9th St. N. For more information, or to register, contact Wanda Paulsen at (218) 786-1310.

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