What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? While thinking about such scenarios isn’t fun, it is necessary. And the only way for others to know your wishes is to make them clear in an advance directive.

    What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? While thinking about such scenarios isn’t fun, it is necessary. And the only way for others to know your wishes is to make them clear in an advance directive.

    Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They give you a way to tell your wishes to family, friends, and health care professionals and to avoid confusion later on.

    If you would like more information on these important documents attend RiverView Health’s next noon health luncheon, “Advance Directives and Why You Need One’’ on Wednesday, Sept. 27th. Dawn Jackson, director of RiverView’s Health Information Management Department, will share the reasons for needing an advance directive and the difference between living wills, advance directives and power of attorney.

Luncheon details

    The luncheon will be held in Meeting Room #1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the building and across from the elevators on first floor.

    The luncheon series is in its 19th year of sponsorship by RiverView Health. All men and women interested in improving their health are invited to attend. Each luncheon starts a few minutes past noon and luncheons are kept under one hour so those needing to return to work can attend. Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.