FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Next Sunday, Stillwater Hospice is hosting its annual Holiday Memorial Service & Tree Lighting Ceremony. This is the 38th year for the event.
Stillwater Hospice’s Chief Development Officer Mary Shankster stopped by WANE 15 to share more. You can see that in the video above.
The 38th annual Holiday Memorial Service and Tree Lighting is on Sunday, November 19. It starts at 5 p.m. It’s all happening at Baker Street Station, which is located at 231 West Baker Street. You can click here to learn more.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Stillwater Hospice is encouraging families to set aside time to discuss end-of-life medical care wishes.
Stillwater Hospice says national polls show more than 50% of adults have not had any conversations with loved ones about their wishes.
These aren’t easy conversations to have, to be sure. But there are ways to start the conversation so that all concerned can be made comfortable. Questions can include:
· “What is important to you at the end of life?”
· “What are your concerns about medical treatment?”
· “What are your preferences about where you receive treatment – at home or in a medical facility?”
· “What are the three most important things you want me to know when making decisions about your medical care?
Additional information to help with planning purposes for end-of-life care can be found by clicking here.