Five Wishes, hosted by Yolo Hospice, in collaboration with Aging with Dignity and Listen Ink.
In summer of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered a workshop on Five Wishes, an Advance Care Planning directive. We were honored to be joined by Paul Malley, President of Aging With Dignity, the maker of Five Wishes. We also had Alison Kent of Listen Ink join us and graphically record the questions & answers raised during each workshop.
Advance care planning is more important than ever during a global pandemic. It’s a chance to make your desires known, from a “do not resuscitate” order to how you want your tea or who you want to visit. It’s a chance to help your healthcare agent make the decisions you cannot make and stay true to your needs.
If you would prefer to read the Q & A in written form, please download this transcript.
We will be offering another workshop in 2021 to help you make your wishes known. If you are interested in starting your Five Wishes before our next offering, please visit their site and purchase your workbook. It’s a quick but powerful process of completing it and making it official. Depending on your state, the requirements for notarizing and witnessing differ, so take a few moments to ensure you understand the requirements of your state.