Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), in partnership with Compassionate Communities Kingston, is offering an information session to introduce Kingston and area residents to Advance Care Planning.
In a media release, the library stated that in one’s later life and at the end of life, caregivers are often left to make decisions. Advance care planning gives people time to consider and reflect on the kind of health and medical care they would consent to or refuse in the future and reduces loved ones’ decision-making burden, KFPL noted.
“If you have thought about those decisions, put them off, or considered who will advocate on your behalf for your future needs, our upcoming Advanced Care Planning session is for you,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming.
Led by the Kingston chapter of Compassionate Communities, the Advanced Care Planning session will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023., at the Isabel Turner Branch.
“These sessions are a good starting point for significant, often difficult decisions,” Miller added. “KFPL and Compassionate Communities offer a neutral, welcoming environment that allows people to learn about and discuss what will matter most in their later years.”
The library said that registration is required and can be completed at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7113390 or over the phone at 613-549-8888.