Local Health Group Encourages End-of-Life Planning

Apr 12, 2016

  End-of-life decisions are best made early, even though it’s not an easy thing to think about ahead of time. So some local events are coming up to assist with that.

An Advance Care Directive, like a Living Will, is a formal legal document. Even so, explains Jane Eckles, chair of the steering committee for My Care, My Plan, Sonoma County, there are several easy ways to complete one.

More information about My Care, My Plan, Sonoma County's planned events in the weeks ahead can be found here. Dr. Atul Gawande's recent book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, has helped stimulate interest and action around these isues. The PBS/Frontline documentary based on his book has also helped, and a free public screening will be offered on Thurs., April 21, 1 p.m., at the Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. See the trailer below.