Orange County to host a workshop on essential end of life documents

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (September 21, 2017)—The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Team invite the public to Death Documents: Dying Dues and Don’ts, an educational program on the essential end of life documents.

The free program will take place at the Seymour Center located at 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. Guest speakers include Colin K. Austin, Attorney at Law; Shannon Pointer, Nurse Community Educator of Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell; and Dr. Beth Rosenberg, of Piedmont Health Services.

Do you know the difference between the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) forms? How about advance directives, such as The Five Wishes? Learn the answers to these questions and more to be ensure that your wishes are known and followed.

Attendees will receive a free copy of The Five Wishes book.

Guests are asked to register by Friday, October 6. Respite care provided if requested at the time of registration.

A follow-up workshop to complete The Five Wishes will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 25; from 4 – 6 p.m. Notary Publics and witnesses will be available to enable participants to complete their documents. Please register for the follow-up session by Friday, Oct. 20. Respite care will be provided if requested in advance.

Both sessions are free and open to the public.

For more information and to register, please call the Seymour Center at 919.968.2070.