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Have You Had the Talk? Join the conversation at Spring Lake District Library
Events, Families, Health
Have You Had the Talk? Join the conversation at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE, Mich.-No one wants to lose control over their medical decisions or become a burden on their family.

No one plans to have a medical emergency, or to be the victim of a medication error, or to end up in a nursing home. But it happens. The “Have You Had the Talk?” program provides you with the tips, tricks and tools you need to stay in control of health care decisions.

Seventy-six percent of seniors have completed a legal document that appoints a person to make medical decisions for them if they are unable to speak for themselves, but this document alone will not ensure that the best care will be provided. The key to staying in the driver’s seat of life is to be sure you have the right person next to you in the passenger seat. While these patient advocates are always given the burden of responsibility, they are rarely given the training and tools they need to do their best on the behalf of their loved ones.

The “Have You Had the Talk?” program promises to make you laugh while you learn how to take responsibility for medical decision-making. Adult children, seniors, people with medical conditions and patient advocates will all benefit from the “Have You Had the Talk?” program at Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please come to laugh and learn, before your kids take your car keys away.

Practical tips, tricks and tools including legal forms, treatment preferences, decision aids, emergency contact information, medication lists, etc. will be provided. For a preview of the free materials go to http://www.haveyouhadthetalk.com/.

The “Have You Had the Talk?” program was developed by Hospice of Michigan, and will be presented by CS Pimm, MSW, MPA, MM. For more information about this presentation, call the library at (616) 846-5770. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street.

Events, Families, Health