March 1 2021 Presentation - Advance Care Planning

During an Epidemic

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The Benefits of Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of thinking about, talking about, and documenting your preferences and goals for future medical care. It helps others know what type of medical care you want. This presentation will answer these questions: Why is an ACP and completing a health care directive important? How do I begin the process? What if I have specific wishes to convey due to COVID-19?

In this presentation you’ll receive:

  • A navigational tour of the Minnesota health care directive
  • Sources from Honoring Choices Minnesota to help you:
  • Consider who you would like to speak for you if you could not
  • Understand life-sustaining treatment options in general and in light of COVID-19
  • Clarify your wishes for care and treatment
  • and more...

An advance directive also allows you to express your values and desires related to end-of-life care. You might think of it as a living document—one that you can adjust as your situation changes because of new information or a change in your health.

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online via Zoom

Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members

Our Presenter:

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Kerry Gervais Hjelmgren is the recently appointed Executive Director of Honoring Choices Minnesota. Before this role, she coordinated and developed a grassroots Honoring Choices Advance Care Planning program for the communities of Faribault and Owatonna as a part of the Honoring Choices Greater Minnesota ACP initiative.

Prior to Honoring Choices, she specialized in health care education and staff development for 12 years, and cemented her passion for assisting others with end-of-life issues during her four years working in hospice.

Her main goal is for every Minnesotan to understand what advance care planning is, why it is essential for all adults to engage in the process, and where to find helpful tools and resources to complete a health care directive.

Please note: registering through the event page for the event is just STEP ONE of a TWO-STEP Registration Process.

Step Two: The Zoom link contained on the confirmation or in the confirmation email will take you to a second page, which is the registration process for our Zoom Virtual Conference Platform which will ask you to re-enter your name and email to confirm. That second registration will generate a meeting invitation email which contains your UNIQUE MEETING LINK AND PASSCODE that will allow you to log-in to the meeting/call/workshop at the appointed time.

Yes, we realize that a double registration process can be a bit frustrating, however this addition step is to protect our virtual meeting from uninvited guests gaining access to the online classroom and causing any type of nuisance or disruption.

Thank you for your patience with this additional SHIFT safety process and protocol.


In the event that SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment.

SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances:

  • You cancel your registration
  • You register but do not attend
  • You attend but leave early
  • You do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course

Event Sponsored by Maser, Amundson and Baggio, P.A.

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