Caring Community Interest Group - June 10 1pm Wed
The discussion of issues with Advance Health Care Directives will be continued. If we are very specific about treatments we want to avoid, how does this affect the people we ask to be our agents? Research shows that they sometimes experience PTSD because of the difficult decision-making conflicts that can arise when a Directive is too specific. How can we help avoid such a painful outcome? Should someone very close to us be the agent? But is there a danger that such a person might be paralyzed by grief and impending loss? Copies of very specific treatment lists will be provided, and we will work on finding solutions to the potential problems.
We as members of an aging community need support as we age. We are a support group: we share information, concerns, and resources, including our own issues and experiences with giving and needing help, and we help each other with difficult problems, choices, and plans. We talk about issues that are not easy to discuss elsewhere. We have a mission statement and charter for a community of OLLI members who commit ourselves to help each other in order to avoid institutionalization and isolation and facilitate aging in place. New members are welcome at any time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.