Westerly Hospital offers program on living wills

Westerly - The Westerly Hospital will host a free program, “Living Wills and Advanced Medical Directives: Why Everyone Should Have Them,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.

The program will be presented by Bonnie Evans of Palliative Care Associates of Rhode Island and Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She will address the benefits and goals of completing advanced medical care directives and Rhode Island laws regarding those directives. She also will discuss writing a living will, choosing a healthcare power of attorney, artificial life-sustaining treatments, and help attendees learn how to discuss these topics with loved ones.

To register, visit: www.westerlyhospital.org or call (401) 348-2300, or (800) 933-5960 extension 3423 and leave a message with your name, phone number and name of the program.

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