New ambassadors have been trained, community events are filling the HCM calendar, and new resources have been added to the HonoringChoices.org website. Continue reading below about all the exciting updates!
Spring HCM Highlights
A host of upcoming HCM community events are featured as spring approaches. Among these include:
- Vital Aging Network (VAN) Forums for seniors in Woodbury and Edina
- Mill City Commons "Healthy Village" series
- MSHO RNs, SWs, case managers at Bethesda Hospital
- University of Minnesota Osher LifeLong Learning Institute sessions
- Good Samaritan United Methodist Church (Edina)
- Independent School District #622 (North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale) Independent School District #624( White Bear Lake area)
- North Central Medical Conference Target Field Labor Health Fair (sponsored by Taft-Hartley Labor Health funds and Medica)
If you would like to host a spring advance care planning event in your community, contact
18 New Ambassadors Represent HCM
Eighteen news Ambassadors have joined the HCM effort to reach diverse Minnesota audiences on advance care planning. Representatives from the "Light the Legacy" ACP initiatives in St. Cloud joined the session to prepare for launching their first Ambassadors training program outside the metro area.
Want to get involved with Honoring Choices Minnesota?
HCM has launched a new webpage, "Get Involved" on the www.HonoringChoices.org
website. Community members are invited to sponsor an ACP event (or "Salon"), organize "Kitchen Conversations", share perspectives on ACP with social media groups, and much more. To visit this new community-centered page visit www.HonoringChoices.org
Community-centered ACP facilitator training is launched
HCM sponsored an ACP Respecting Choices® Facilitator training on February 8 with 32 community-centered leaders/representatives. Representatives of faith communities, Latino-centered community clinics, medical students from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, U of MN School of Mortuary Science department and others now have the capacity to facilitate ACP conversations outside of the medical community. The training included a stronger multicultural focus to communicate the inclusiveness of this initiative.