April 18 to 22 is National Healthcare Decisions Week; Advance Directive Workshops Planned Statewide

Apr 02, 2016
CLRP logoMiddletown, Conn. (April 1, 2016) - April 18 to April 22 is National Healthcare Decisions Week 2016. The purpose of this event is to inspire, educate and empower people about the importance of advance healthcare planning, particularly Advance Directives.

Advance Directives are written, legal documents that allow a person to document health care preferences and any actions that may need to be taken within their personal lives in case they later become incapacitated or unable to communicate these wishes themselves. Advance Directives are a benefit to patients, families and healthcare providers. At the events listed below, individuals will learn about Advance Directives and create an Advance Directive of their own.

Five events are planned across the state for 2016:

Monday, April 18
Wellness Center, Silver Street, Middletown
12 - 3 PM

Tuesday, April 19
Sound Community Services
Ground Floor Access Room, 21 Montauk Ave, New London
9 AM - 12 PM

Wednesday, April 20
399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford
9 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, April 21
Western Connecticut Mental Health Network
Executive Conference Room, 95 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury
1 - 4 PM

Friday, April 22
Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center
3rd Floor Cafeteria, 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport
9 AM - 1 PM

Encourage your clients to “GIVE VOICE TO YOUR CHOICE” by learning about and executing advance directives to receive peace of mind throughout their personal bouts of strife.

To become involved in National Healthcare Decisions Week 2016, please contact one of the organizers:

Lisa Grandjean, Operations Coordinator
(860) 262-5053

Elyse DeGemmis, National Healthcare Decisions Week Project Intern
(860) 812-5614

This program is produced by Connecticut Legal Rights Project in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Regional Mental Health Boards, Chrysalis Center and River Valley Services.