Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is holding the second instalment of their Advance Care Planning seminars, as a review for those struggling with what to include.
“Have you thought about what would be most important to you if you became seriously ill or injured, or if you were near the end of life?” asks Anne Hall, Librarian, Programming & Outreach at KFPL, in a release from the library dated Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. “Who would speak for you if you were unable, and have you communicated your beliefs, values and wishes clearly to them? Advance Care Planning helps you arrange for your future care needs so your values, beliefs and wishes will be respected and carried out. It can lessen some of the stress on your family during an anxious time.”
As a follow-up to the recent popular Introductory seminars on Advance Care Planning, Compassionate Communities Kingston and Kingston Frontenac Public Library are now offering three follow-up seminars in March and April, entitled Advance Care Planning: A Review for Past Attendees.
KFPL says participants of any of the Introductory seminars — either those held on Zoom through KFPL or those offered in-person at the Seniors Centre before the pandemic — are all invited to register for one of three upcoming Review seminars on Zoom:
- Thursday 4 March: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Monday 22 March: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday 10 April: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
These follow-up seminars are for those who’ve made a start on their Advance Care Plan but who may be finding it difficult to know exactly what to include, KFPL said in the release.
KFPL says all three Review sessions are identical, and space is limited. Interested participants are asked to sign up for a single session only. Register online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888. A Zoom link will be emailed immediately upon registration and you will then receive a separate email in the next day or so with some material to think about before the seminar — in essence, a little homework.