Learn about advance-care planning

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), a 50-state annual initiative that encourages adults to “start the Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussion,” clarify their health care wishes and select someone to speak for them when they can’t speak for themselves.

Come and learn why ACP is important in the work of a hospital physician, first responder and lawyer, and why ACP should matter to you at a free event Saturday, April 16, 9- 11 a.m. at Centennial United Methodist Church, 1524 W. County Road C2, Roseville.

The event is free and open to the public, not just Roseville residents. The event is sponsored by Honoring Choices MN, the City of Roseville, Roseville Community Health Awareness Team (CHAT) and Centennial United Methodist Church.

The event will include a panel presentation with Thaddeus Pope, director of the Health Law Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Dr. Ryan Greiner of North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale; and Greg Peterson, battalion chief and emergency manager with the Roseville Fire Department. After the panel, attendees will participate in small group discussions led by trained facilitators. Copies of health care directive forms and the Roseville Fire Department’s “Vial of Life” form will be available for participants to complete and take home.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP by calling 651-633-7644, ext. 21, or email parishnurse@centennialumc.org. RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. The City of Roseville has scheduled a month of activities in the community that address health-care planning. Find out more at www.cityofroseville.com/documentc enter/view/19252.

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