Kitchen Table Conversations

Kitchen Table Conversations

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Advance Care Planning - End of Life Care and Grief Education

What Are Your Advance Care Plans?

Warm and meaningful conversations take place at kitchen tables across America every day. It’s a safe place for us to discover what we value and explore how to live our lives. Over time we share what we learn and as we age we have opportunities to start conversations with our loved ones about how we’d like to live at the end of our life.  
 

According to The Conversation Project 2013 National Survey, 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end of life care is important, but only 27% have done so. The result is too many people are dying in ways they wouldn’t choose, often leaving loved ones feeling guilty and uncertain.  
 

No doubt, talking about end of life choices can be tough. However, discussing how you chose to live at the end of life with loved ones and healthcare professionals has proven to ease anxieties and reduce stress – for everyone! The truth is it’s better to have these conversations at the kitchen table than in the Intensive Care Unit during a medical crisis.  
 

If how you live at the end of your life matters, then you will want to learn three things;


  1. How to Decide on what you want and who you want to speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. 
  2. How to Discuss  your end of life wishes with your loved ones and healthcare professionals. 
  3. How to Document  your end of life wishes to make sure everyone is on the same page, literally!  
     

Kitchen Table Conversations offers a FREE workshop that includes a screening and discussion of "Being Mortal" a PBS Frontline Documentary followed by - The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning - How to Decide, Discuss and Document Your End of Life Wishes™.

 

We invite you to learn how to decide what is most important to you at the end of life, how to have end-of-life conversations with your loved ones and healthcare professionals as well as learn how to document your end-of-life wishes.  
 

If you're interested in hosting this workshop series for your company, faith community or special interest group, please call us today at 512-787-3402  

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FREE Introduction to The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning ™

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Learn How to Decide, Discuss and Document Your End of Life Wishes

Saturday, February, 29, 2020

10:30 am to 12:30 pm 


Wimberley Village Library

400 FM2325 

Wimberley, TX 78676

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Registration

deathmatterswimberley@gmail.com


Sponsor

Death Matters - Wimberley


Host a Kitchen Table Conversations Workshop, Activity or Event

If you're interested in hosting a FREE workshop, activity or event on Advance Care Planning  for your company, faith community or special interest group,  please call us today at 

512-787- 3402 

FREE In-Depth "The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning™" Workshops

How to Decide What You Want and Who Will Speak for You If You're Unable

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The first session will focus on learning the facts and tips necessary to make sound decisions about what your end of life wishes are and who might be the best person to make medical decisions for 

you if you are unable to make 

them for yourself.   

How to Discuss Your End of Life Wishes with Your Loved Ones and Healthcare Professionals

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During the second session you’ll learn how to openly and honestly discuss your end-of-life wishes with your loved ones and chosen health care agent. Next, we’ll show you how to talk with your health care professionals.  Sharing your end-of-life wishes gives  everyone a better understanding of 

what  matters most to you.   

How to Document Your End of Life Wishes So Everyone Is On the Same Page

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The third session will be an opportunity to document your end of life choices. Discussion will center around the Directive to Physicians and Family (Advance Directives) and Medical Power of Attorney (Your Healthcare Agent). Questions will be answered however; no legal 

advice will be given. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


Location

To Be Announced


Registration

Coming Soon


Sponsor

AARP Central Texas


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Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Location

To Be Announced


Registration

Coming Soon


Sponsor

AARP Central Texas


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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Location

To Be Announced


Registration

Coming Soon


Sponsor

AARP Central Texas


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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 

Location

To Be Announced


Registration

Coming Soon


Sponsor

AARP Central Texas



Host a Kitchen Table Conversations Workshop, Activity or Event

If you're interested in hosting a FREE workshop, activity or event on 

Advance Care Planning  for your company, faith community or 

special interest group,  please call us today at 

512-787- 3402
 


FREE "Being Mortal" Screening and Discussion

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"The two big unfixables are aging and dying..."

Based on the best-selling book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End." by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing a terminal illness, their relationships with their doctors, and the care they receive near the end of their lives. The film follows Dr. Gawande as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters.  


After the screening, there is a facilitated discussion about actions you can take to communicate your health care decisions.


Click to Watch the Trailer


If you're interested in hosting a FREE 90-minute "Being Mortal" screening and discussion for your company, faith community or special interest group, please call us today at 

512-787- 3402

A Beginner's Guide to the End

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A practical, compassionate, and comprehensive guide to dying—and living fully until you do.

“There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” palliative care doctor B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.”

Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. You’ll be walked through how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and to how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.

An honest, surprising, and detailed-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner’s Guide to the End is the one book that everyone needs. 

Who Will Speak for You If You Can't Speak for Yourself?

It’s important you choose a health care proxy or in Texas they are called a Healthcare Agent. 


Watch this video and download the How to Choose a Health Care Proxy and How to Be a Health Care Proxy  Starter Kit .  This guide offers facts and tips necessary to make sound decisions about choosing, and being, a health care agent. 


Complete this Medical Power of Attorney Form when  naming your Health Care Agent in the State of Texas.

Host a Workshop, Event or Activity

What Works Best for Your Organization?

Option 1 – Host a 90-minute – “Being Mortal” PBS Frontline Documentary screening and discussion workshop.  


Option 2 – Host The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning: How to Decide, Discuss and Document Your End of Life Wishes™  three-hour workshop. 


Option 3 – Host a 4.5 hour workshop when you combine option 1 & 2. 

Ready? Call Garrick Colwell 512-787-3402