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Learn about advance care planning April 16

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL--Do you often worry about or wonder who will make your health care decisions for you in the future if you happen to suffer from an unfortunate event? If something happened to a loved one tomorrow, would you know what their wishes and health care plans entailed? Many things can happen unexpectedly in our lives; therefore, it can't hurt to plan ahead now.

On Tuesday, April 16, The Office for Mission and Spiritual Care Presents "Supporting Each Other with Advance Care Planning" in Good Shepherd Hospital's Lakeview/Prairie Rooms. Learn how you can take action, raise awareness and remain in control of your care.

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Members of the Barrington Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) are joining with Good Shepherd Hospital and other community partners in a campaign to help people throughout the Barrington area complete Advance Care Plans and discuss these plans with loved ones and caregivers.

A recent study by California Health Foundation found that sixty percent of respondents believed it was important that their family was not burdened into making tough decisions about their care, yet fifty-six percent of respondents had not discussed their wishes with anyone.

Advance Care Planning includes help with crucial medical and health care decisions. This should not be thought of as "end of life planning," yet, it should be thought of as a healthy process all families should go through to plan for their family's future.

Please join us and in learning more about this important project and what you can do for your future. Breakfast and registration will begin from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The event will start at 8:00 a.m. and will go until noon. Lunch is provided as well.

Call the HealthAdvisor to Register: 1.800.3.ADVOCATE, or 800.323.8622, and give code: 3G77.

For any other questions call the Office for Mission and Spiritual Care at 847.381.9600, ext. 265062. Register today, seating is limited!

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