Advance care planning
HAMV believes in the importance of advance care planning, for all adult residents of Martha's Vineyard, and especially for our older adult population.
ACP has never been more important than it is today - to take the time to have a conversation with your loved ones and your healthcare partners to discuss your wishes for serious illness/end of life care.
We are working with an island-wide coalition of agencies to raise awareness of advance care planning and to engage our community in participating.
For more detailed information please click HERE to download our strategic plan.
We invite you to watch these videos, created by HAMV volunteers, who tell their stories as to why ACP matters to them and what it is all about. For more content, please read this article on the gift of advanced care planning by our very own Dr. Bob Lasowski.
Please take a look and we hope you join our movement!
our acp coalition organizations
We are incredibly grateful for all the organizations that come together and make this coalition possible. As of Februrary 2021, these are all the organizations involved.
All-island Clergy Association
Dr. Bob Laskowski, a Healthy Aging MV board member, shares insight on Advanced Care Planning and the importance of having conversations around Advanced Care Planning.
Cindy Doyle, our Healthy Aging MV Board Chair, shares insight on Advanced Care Planning and the importance of having an Advanced Care Plan.
Louise Clough, a Healthy Aging MV volunteer, shares the importance of having a Health Care Proxy why it is an important part of Advanced Care Planning.
Upcoming Fall 2021 ACP on-line sessions - free educational sessions
Tuesday, Oct 19; 1 – 2:30 pm, co-sponsored by The Anchors
Wednesday, Oct 20; 10 – 11:30 am, co-sponsored by Vineyard Haven Library
Tuesday, Nov 16; 1 – 2:30 pm, co-sponsored by The Anchors
Wednesday, Nov 17; 10 – 11:30 am, co-sponsored by Vineyard Haven Library
Wednesday, Dec 15; 10 – 11:30 am, co-sponsored by Vineyard Haven Library
Tuesday, Dec 21; 1-2:30 pm, co-sponsored by The Anchors
HAMV is offering a virtual (online) 90 minute session to share and discuss information on advance care planning (ACP) which is the process by which an individual (aged 18 or older) lets his or her wishes be known about end-of-life care as well as taking the time to reflect on what matters most to us, and what a good day would look like if we are facing a serious illness. Our facilitators will share how advance care planning is done and how these conversations can occur. The session will be interactive so you can ask questions and hear others thoughts on the subject.
Anyone 18 or older is welcome to join us, although attendance will be limited and you will need internet access to participate.
If you want to hear
RSVP via email or call with questions - firstname.lastname@example.org (508) 693-7900 ext. 455