I do not know how I missed this, but Saturday, April 16, 2011 was National Health Care Decision Day (NHDD). The idea behind this day is to “encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.” NHDD has a lot of wonderful resources on their web page.
I have also been asked to participate in a “Final Affairs Fair” in Burlington, Massachusetts, on May 1, 2011. I will be bringing the health care form “5 Wishes,” from Aging With Dignity, and will be giving them away to anyone who wants one. Please feel free to stop by to pick up the form and ask any questions you may have.