This Thanksgiving, we encourage
you to have the conversation ...
As you gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, you may want to consider having a conversation about your preferences for end-of-life care. A recent study showed that the majority of those who’d had this conversation with their loved ones before they passed away felt better “knowing I was honoring my loved one’s wishes.”
On Thanksgiving Day, Twin Cities Public Television will broadcast a series of short documentaries on how to initiate this important conversation. (See www.honoringchoices.org/documentaries for further details and broadcast times.) The Honoring Choices web site (www.honoringchoices.org) also features more than 700 videotaped family sessions and other resources to help people initiate discussion and complete a health care directive. Congregation members are encouraged to share these viewing experiences with family members and loved ones. It will open the door to rich discussions!
Give those you love the valuable gift of an advance care planning conversation this Thanksgiving. There’s no better time to share your beliefs and values than when you are making memories together.
Tools and resources to help you share:
Have the Conversation Poster (8 1/2 x 11)
Have the Conversation Poster (11 x 17)
Sample letter to your faith community or organization