HONORING A LIFE:
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONVERSATIONS

You’re planning for financial security throughout your life.  That’s a good thing! Here are some questions to consider as you look to the future:

  • How do you hope to spend the final stage of your life?
  • Have you planned for any medical situations that might arise?
  • Who else needs to know your wishes so that you can receive the healthcare you want?

Advance care planning is a way to help ensure that your values in life and wishes for care will be honored all the way through your life, if you are ever unable to speak for yourself. 

Interfaith Community Services (ICS) offers workshops  to help people begin, continue or revise their advance care planning.  Attend and learn…

  • About discerning and sharing what you value in life;
  • Why deciding what kind of healthcare you want late in life is so important;
  • How to talk to loved ones and healthcare professionals about what you want;
  • How to document your decisions so your wants will be made known;
  • How to revise and update any advance care plans you might have already.

Enhance your present by planning your future, then carry on with living!

For more information on these free workshops, contact Suzanne Morrison, Wholistic End of Life Program Manager at 520-526-9296 smorrison@icstucson.org or Karen MacDonald, End of Life Lead Trainer at 520-526-9309 kmacdonald@icstucson.org

ICS is proud to be a member of the End of Life Care Partnership, committed to helping us all embrace dying and death as part of life.  Together we transform the end of life from a purely medical experience to a deeply human, spiritual experience.

ICS’s services for addressing end of life concerns include:

    · Hands-on community workshops to equip participants to take action on end-of-life planning, such as affirming life values, having “the conversation” with one’s circle of support, and completing and filing advance care directives

    ·  One-to-one coaching on the completion of the appropriate legal forms for end-of-life healthcare, which can be done in a person’s own home

    ·  Trainings for leaders in faith communities and other organizations to be able to offer workshops for their constituents

Click Here for a list of End of Life Care Resources.​

For more information feel free to contact:

    ·  Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D., End of Life Program Manager:  (520) 297-6049, X4270 or smorrison@icstucson.org

    ·  Karen MacDonald, M.Div., End of Life Lead Trainer:          (520) 297-6049, X 4221 or kmacdonald@icstucson.org

In addition, ICS is happy to collaborate with Jewish Family and Children Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) to promote the writing of ethical wills.  JFCS has workshops available to enable people to create “legacy letters” to pass on their values to the next generation.  Ethical wills are a meaningful way to review and celebrate one’s life and to leave one’s values legacy.

To learn more, visit www.jfcstucson.org/services/ethical-will or contact:

     · Pattie Martin, M.Ed., Vice President for Community Services:  (520) 795-0300 or pmartin@jfcstucson.org

     · Irene Gefter, Executive Office Administrator:   (520) 795-0300 or igefter@jfcstucson.org

The times of transition through later life and end of life are an integral part of our living.  Through the Wholistic End of Life Program we aspire to help people find the healing and growth possible in these seasons of life.  We look forward to working with you.

ICS’s Wholistic End of Life Program offerings are made possible by:

   ·  The David and Lura Lovell Foundation 

 

   · The Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona