Published on August 19, 2019

Essentia Health to offer free advance care planning class

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 on Aug. 26 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 one-hour class starts at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Essentia Health-Lakewalk Clinic, 1502 London Road. For more information, or to register, contact Wanda Paulsen at (218) 786-1310.

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