Advance Care Plan and Why does Everyone need one? Free Seminar

By Pepper Parr

August 1st, 2023



The Empowered Seniors Speaker Series continues with their next informative and free seminar, What is an advance care plan and why does everyone need one?

Takes place August 9th, 2023 at the Burlington Central Library (Centennial Hall), 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

The event is hosted by Burlington Realtor™ Marion Goard. If you would like more information on this ongoing series of seminars and panels designed to help seniors navigate retirement living and later-in-life concerns, please visit The Empowered Seniors Speakers Series website.

Nobody wants to spend a minute of their time thinking about an illness or emergency that may never happen. But during a decade as an ICU Registered Nurse, Carly Hickey saw first-hand how unprepared most people are for a debilitating illness, a sudden emergency, or death. She realized most Canadian families are caught off guard by medical emergencies and (un)expected death. Advance care planning is a process to help begin preparations and conversations while we are healthy so we don’t have to deal with these difficult transitions during a medical crisis. It’s better to be prepared than to make decisions under stress.

During this seminar, attendees will learn:

  • What is an advance care plan?
  • Who needs one?
  • How to build a plan that works for you and your family
  • What is the sandwich generation and their role in an advance care plan
  • Why advance care planning is important
  • The policies affecting advance care planning in Ontario
  • How the Advance Care & Emergency Planning Company will focus on your and your wishes
  • Who can and should attend an advance care planning meeting
  • Where can you continue learning about advance care planning

Reserve your free seat by visiting Empowered Seniors Speakers Series or by calling 905-330-5201.

Presenter: Carly Hickey a former ICU Registered Nurse

About the presenter: Carly Hickey is a former ICU Registered Nurse who now co-owns Advance Care & Emergency Planning Company. ACE Planning Company delivers peace of mind through advance care planning services to clients and their families. Their experienced consultants engage in conversations about quality of life and care wishes and help clients prepare a guide for the future care for themselves or a loved one.



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