Location: Peace UMC
5050 Hodgson Rd.
Shoreview, MN 55126
Start: April 24, 11:15 a.m.
End: 12:15 p.m.
Penny at Peace UMC, Shoreview, MN
Peace UMC (Shoreview-North Oaks) along with other national, state and community organizations, is again participating in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16th as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).
The goal of the day is simple: “to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning.” As a participating organization for the eighth year, Peace Church is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives in accordance with Minnesota state laws. Specifically, on Sunday, April 24, at 11:15 am, Peace Church will offer free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms.
Chaplain Edward Holland, a Respecting Choices© advance care planning facilitator and instructor and the MAC-UMC Health Ministries Team Leader, will facilitate a discussion about health care directives and assist those who would like to complete a document. This information session is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Call 651.484.2226 for more information.
“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Holland. “Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
Contact: Penny at Peace UMC, Shoreview, MN
Sponsor: Peace UMC; National Healthcare Decisions Day; Honoring Choices-MN
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church