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Virginia Morris, author, Talking About Death and How to Care for Aging Parents

Is it possible that you will have to make health-care decisions on behalf of someone else? Are you ready to call the shots? Come learn what this responsibility entails, some of the obstacles that commonly get in the way, and how to prepare so that loved ones get the care they want and others are at peace with your decisions.

Virginia “Gigi” Morris is a nationally-renowned author and passionate advocate and resource for those who are caring for others. Learn more about Gigi and her book How to Care for Aging Parents. Her current focus is on helping those who must — or will soon have to — make healthcare decisions on another’s behalf. If you have been involved in creating an advance directive or living will for yourself* or a loved one, this role may have been named: “agent”, “proxy”, “surrogate”, or “healthcare power of attorney.”

CommunityCare of Lyme is pleased to host this conversation with Gigi in our comfortable Living Room at the CCL offices in the Lyme Center Academy Building. The session is scheduled for one hour. Gigi will be available to answer individual questions after the formal presentation and discussion.All are welcome. Please feel free to invite those you know who may benefit from this discussion.  There will be refreshments.

We’d love to know if you plan to join us, and please contact us online or by calling 603-795-0603, if you have questions.

*NOTE: It is important to have an advance directive or living will, to ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event you need healthcare and cannot speak for yourself. It is an ongoing process. If you do not have a legal document expressing your wishes or if you completed one long ago, we encourage you to begin the process or review your existing document. The Lyme Parish Nurses are trained and available to assist you in this process. The nurses will be with us, so you may connect with them and schedule a time, or you may contact the Lyme Parish Nurses by email or calling 603-795-0603.

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Lyme Library Calendar

Lyme School Events Listing

Town of Lyme Website

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Valley News online calendar

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center

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