Each year in April, National Healthcare Decisions Day encourages everyone to learn about and put in place advance care planning so that your healthcare decisions and preferences will be known if the time comes when you cannot speak for yourself.
In conjunction with this effort, Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will present a Five Wishes Living Will Workshop from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Homosassa Wings Education Center (8471 W. Periwinkle Lane), and from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. that day at the Lecanto Wings Education Center (3280 W. Audubon Park Path).
“Five Wishes” is free and easy-to-compete. It is used in all 50 states, meets legal requirements for advance directives in 42 states and D.C., and is available in 28 languages and braille at agingwithdignity.org. By detailing your medical wishes plus your personal, emotional and spiritual needs, it allows your voice to be heard.
Provided as a community service, these workshops are offered to all at no charge. To register, call 352-527-2020 or 866-642-0962.