American Heart Month
Description: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center Attention: The Heart Truth P.O. Box 30105 Bethesda, MD 20824-0105 (301) 592-8573 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth
Description: Hosted by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and American Red Cross
National Donor Day
Description: Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 (888) 275-4772 http://www.organdonor.gov/
Advanced Directives/POLST Workshops
Description: On Tuesday, February 26, Marcus Daly Hospice and Sapphire Lutheran Homes are teaming up to hold three Advanced Directives Workshops at Sapphire: 1-3p, 3-5p, and 6-8p. The workshops are open to the entire community, offered free of charge, sponsored by a No One Dies Alone grant from the Hospice Care Foundation. Participants will be offered an overview of the “Five Wishes” living will document, as well as “My Choices” and the “Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment” (POLST). Social workers, trained volunteers, and a notary will be on hand to answer questions and help you fill out forms. Participants will get resources to help them navigate questions like: * Who do I want to make decisions for me in the event that I get seriously ill and can’t make them myself? * How do I want to be treated if I have a terminal condition? * Should I talk to my doctor about filing a “Do Not Resuscitate” order?