Directive Link IconHealth care directives are available for free download on the Honoring Choices website, and now there are three variations:  The original 8-page directive, the Short Form which primarily focuses on naming an Agent, and the new 4-page form used within the Fairview Health system.  Find all three variations, plus translations and information on completing any of the forms, online.  If you are interested in having a seminar on helping your patients complete a directive, contact us about providing a trainer.  Questions?  Call Honoring Choices at 612-362-3705 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lions Club 2018 lo-resHonoring Choices speakers are available for public presentations to help audiences learn more about Advance Care Planning.  Recently, we talked with the North Suburban Lions Club in Maplewood.  Two dozen Lions listened as Executive Director Karen Peterson explained the benefit of having conversations with loved ones about end-of-life values and preferences. 

To arrange for a speaker at your local club, faith community, civic group, book club or any other gathering - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

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KARE11KARE-TV Journalist Kent Erdahl created a series of six 'Extra' segments, plus additional news clips about many different aspects of Advance Care Planning and end-of-life care.

View all the video clips via links available on

An excellent series of guests and a lot of valuable information gathered into a total of 14 video shorts plus one commercial - well worth your viewing time.

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Kare11ExtraThe Convenings and Honoring Choices are pleased to be part of a 6-segment Kare11 EXTRA series focusing on end-of-life quality and choices.  Local NBC journalist Kent Erdahl is following The Convenings and many other Advance Care planning events to showcase how Minnesotans are becoming more involved in planning for their health care futures.

The first installment features Ely resident Mike Rouse.  Click here to watch the video, aired 11/28/2016.

For more information on the KARE 11 features, please visit
For more information on The Convenings, please click here.

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Transparent-LotusThe Convenings:  Real Families, Real Choices, Real Life

The Spark

The spark for The Convenings comes from grass roots work done by Honoring Choices Minnesota in communities across the state and the discoveries made about living by a dying man: Bruce Kramer.

Bruce′s Story

Bruce was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. In the weeks after the diagnosis, he asked himself how would he live into the new life he was given. How he decided to live, led to remarkable personal growth that continued until he died in March of 2015. Bruce was 59 years old.

We Know How this Ends, Living While Dying

Throughout that time, Bruce and Minnesota Public Radio host Cathy Wurzer, shared a series of candid broadcast conversations that turned out to be a source of hope and inspiration for listeners around the world. The revealing interviews were the catalyst for a book, We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying, published just days after Bruce died.

The thing about dying is that you have to live through it. - Bruce KramerBefore he died, Bruce got Cathy to promise that she’d carry on his work. His family and friends banded together to create the Bruce H. Kramer Collaborative, a group dedicated to creative community engagement and inspired leadership around living and dying well.

Bruce would be thrilled that Honoring Choices Minnesota is the partner in this exciting new initiative.

For more information visit Honoring Choices or The Convenings.

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