Are the medical advances of the past century complicating the decisions we make about our healthcare as we age?

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is celebrating 100 years of serving the Lakes Region communityMeredith, Lakes Region, VNA!  Since 1918 we have provided Home Care (nursing and rehabilitation services in the home); Pediatric Care (direct health care, education and support services for children and families); and a comprehensive, team-based Hospice program. Over this past century  the medications and advances in medicine that have allowed people to live longer now leave them in a position where they are older and sicker and unable to live safely at home. But, they have no alternate plan.  Local physician, Marianne Jackson has spent much of her recent career researching and sharing with local New Hampshire communities why the changes in medicine make it more important than ever to make a plan for the future.  Dr. Jackson’s initiative to educate the community about Advanced Care Planning coincides with the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Centennial Year and she is now dedicating her time to helping us end unnecessary suffering at the end of life.

The first in this series, “What Ever Happened to Natural Causes?  Historical Lakes Region, Meredith, Laconia, VNAPerspectives on Death and Dying Across 100 Years,”  will be held on Monday, January 30th at 6:30pm in Ossipee at Mountain View Community, 93 Water Village Rd.  Come celebrate our Centennial, enjoy Dr. Jackson’s presentation, and discover new ways to bring families together around the topics of death and dying.  Start the Conversation.  Learn how Advanced Care Planning can relieve conflicts and provide measures of security for family members.  Free Advanced Directive and Five Wishes forms will be provided along with refreshments.

A snow date has been scheduled for Monday, February 6th at 6:30pm.

For more information about the presentation or to schedule one near you, visit www.centralvna.org or contact Angela Smith at 603-524-8444. To RSVP you can click here.

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