April 4th, 2018

Starting this Sunday, April 8th at 4pm in Hatcher, the Adult Education team has an additional learning opportunity for you that will be led by Anne and Greg Campbell about end of life planning. Below are some details on what will be covered.

Studies show that 80 % of Americans express a desire to die at home.  Despite this, 60% of Americans die in acute care hospitals, 20% in nursing homes and only 20% at home.  Advanced medical technology provided by well-intended medical professionals too often extends quantity of life with little regard for quality of life.  How do you know when to say “no, thank you” to efforts to provide you with treatment?  Who will make those choices for you if you are unable?  How will he or she know what you would want especially when your priorities may change with age and disease?  Will your choices at age 40 be the same as at age 85?

We will be exploring these questions during a 4-part series of classes starting this Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m.  Each class will be an hour and a half.  Child care can be requested by contacting adulted@blacksburgpres.org.  Topics will be discussed in sequence, so you are encouraged to attend all four classes, but all are welcome, regardless.

We will be discussing what health care choices look like today, Advance Medical Directives, POST orders, DNR’s, “the conversation”, how to select your health care proxy and much more.  We hope you will join us!

Anne and Greg Campbell

Scripture Readings:
John 20:19-31
Acts 4:32-35