The Community Health Action Coalition (CHAC) is offering free educational presentations to groups wishing to learn about Advance Care Planning. This initiative, "My Life: Planning in Advance," is funded by the Colorado Health Foundation to educate La Plata County community members (age 18 and over) about considering and having conversations about their healthcare wishes, and documenting and delivering Advance Directive documents to the care system.
Four Advance Directive documents can be downloaded on CHAC's website at www.chaclaplata.org along with a guide to having conversations. To sign up for a free educational presentation for your group, contact Kathy at 884-2355 or email@example.com.
The coalition also has Personal Resource Specialists who can work with people one-on-one to understand and complete the documents:
Mercy Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care: MariRose at 382-2000.
La Plata Senior Center: Annie Satariano or Sheila Casey at 382-6444.
Axis Health System: Debbie Higgs at 335-2288.
San Juan Basin Public Health: Laura Chapman at 335-2075.
Ignacio Senior Center: Debra Herrera at 970-563-4561
For a home or community visit, contact Lynn Westberg at 799-0219.