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Learn How to Plan for Future Healthcare Decisions at Griffin Hospital

By on 3/23/2017

The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free presentation on how to plan for future healthcare and medical decisions on Thurs., April 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Diane Betkoski, MS, RD, director of Planetree Programs and Services at Griffin Hospital, will present “Advance Care Planning,” an open discussion of the process in which individuals discuss and decide their future healthcare wishes in the event that they unable to speak for themselves while at a healthcare facility.

“In life, we plan for our careers, our families and for retirement.” Betkoski said. “In effort to honor one’s healthcare wishes, to promote quality of life and provide peace of mind, it is important to begin these conversations about how we want live sooner rather than later to ensure one’s wishes are honored.”

This program is part of a series of free, educational forums hosted by the Community Health Resource Center in an effort to help improve the health of the community.

To register or for more information, call Kerry or Deborah at 203-732-7399.

The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital is a traditional library that provides an array of medical and health information, including a large collection of easy to read health and lifestyle related materials. The Center is open to the public to educate themselves on ways to enhance their well-being, prevent illness and play an active role in decisions about their health.

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