Essentia Health holding virtual advance care planning classes

Photo by: Essentia Health Fargo
Photo by: Essentia Health Fargo

(Fargo, ND) -- Essentia Health is hosting free advance care planning classes on the following days:

  • Tuesday, December 7th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, 9-10 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 10th, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Advance care planning is a process that helps you think and talk about your choices for health care in the future," said Essentia Health Public Relations and External Communications Manager Louis St. George in a statement released to WDAY Radio. "It’s important for every adult to have an advance directive, also known as a living will or health care directive."

Everyone is invited to join in thought-provoking conversation to discover the value of ACP, reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, explore goals for treatment and take steps toward completing a health care directive for yourself.

"By having these conversations proactively, you can ensure that your preferences are understood if you become unable to make medical decisions for yourself due to an accident, injury or sudden illnes," said St. George.

Click here to register and for more information on advance care planning.