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Lake Huron Medical Center Presents Healthy Aging Program: Important Conversations

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  • Written By: Trisha Hernandez-Foster

Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC) will host Healthy Aging program: Important Conversations on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is "extremely important" yet 56 percent have not communicated their end-of-life wishes.

Thinking about end of life care can be scary. Sometimes people think the conversation is only for when you're sick or older. And, many times, our loved ones feel uneasy talking about the subject. But having a conversation about advance care planning is very important.

Even though it's hard, the best time to talk about it is now. It's easier than waiting until you become ill. Having the time for discussion and reflection can often help families and loved ones understand each other’s views about end of life care.

Join us for Healthy Aging program: Important Conversations on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 learn how to effectively communicate your end of life care wishes long before you need them. Guest speaker Sue Christensen from Great Lakes Caring and Hospice will offer tips on for initiating conversations about advanced directives for yourself or your loved one.

Healthy Aging program: Important Conversations will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lake Huron Medical Center in the Lighthouse Café at 2:00 PM. Refreshments will be served and social time enjoyed. To register for this FREE event please call toll-free: (888) 637-2963.

Lake Huron Medical Center is proud to present a Healthy Aging series that promotes safety and supports independence for our area seniors. To learn more about this program or other senior services offered through Lake Huron Medical Center, please call: 810-216-1035.