Advance Directives are legal documents that let others, such as family and medical staff, know what your medical preferences are in the event you are unable to communicate for yourself, due to illness or medical emergency. There are two parts to an advance directive, a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care. Though Advance Directives are legal documents, a lawyer is not needed to complete one. Here is an opportunity to learn how Advance Directives work and how they can help you and your loved ones in the event of an emergency. The forms will be available at this event but you can also access them online at www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/HealthPolicy/advancedirectives.aspx
Call 301-475-4200, ext. 71658, or stop by the reception desk before Friday, Feb. 15 to sign up.