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. 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. Join our movement!
Upcoming Winter 2021 ACP on-line sessions - free educational sessions
Wednesday January 13, 10 – 11:30 (co-hosted with Vineyard Haven Library)
Tuesday January 19, 1 – 2:30 (co-hosted with The Anchors)
Wednesday February 10, 10 - 11:30 (co-hosted with Vineyard Haven Library)
Tuesday February 16, 1 – 2:30 (co-hosted with The Anchors)
Wednesday March 10, 10 – 11:30 (co-hosted with Vineyard Haven Library)
Tuesday March 16, 1 – 2:30 (co-hosted with 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.
RSVP via email or call with questions - (508) 693-7900 ext. 455