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BC CRN Provincial Learning Event – Ready for the Unexpected? Why you should have an Advance Care Plan

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Our provincial learning events are always virtual, so it’s safe to still participate in them during the pandemic.

January 19, 2021: Ready for the Unexpected? Why you should have an Advance Care Plan presented by Horst Backé, CRN Coordinator, Vancouver Island Living Out Visibly Engaged (LOVE) CRN; and Jane Osborne, BC CRN Regional Mentor – Vancouver Island Central and North.

Planning for incapacity is very important for all adults regardless of age or relationship status.  The session will provide an overview of incapacity planning options to address money, assets, legal affairs, health care and personal care.  The overview includes these topics:

• Temporary Substitute Decision Maker
• Medical Assistance in Dying
• No CPR
• Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST)
• Organ Donor Registry
• Advance Directive

The primary focus though will be on Representation Agreements and their role in assuring you get the health care you want and need.  This is the first of two presentations.  Horst Backé is a retired health care manager. He has a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Horst has been an avid volunteer and activist for most of his adult life, starting in 1984 with community-based efforts to address what we now know as the AIDS crisis. His current volunteerism in Nanaimo include activities to:

• Support resettlement of refugee families,
• Resettle persecuted LGBTQ refugees to live in safety in Canada
• Coordinate the Vancouver Island LOVE CRN, which among other activities includes;

    •  An ongoing initiative to encourage inclusive and affirming care of LGBTQ2S seniors, and
    • A project intended to encourage all British Columbian adults to have Advance Care Plans.

After a 30-year career in information technology management and organizational development, Jane Osborne retired to explore the joys of working in community in all its diversity. Over the past 20+ years, she has focused her energies on project and volunteer work provincially and locally, initially on Vancouver’s North Shore and Sea-to-Sky corridor and more recently on Vancouver Island as a passionate advocate for social justice. She is passionate about working towards communities where all adults are free from abuse and neglect, and brings a restorative justice, community health network and more recently, an anti-racism and reconciliation lens to the work. Jane is also a member of the United Way’s Community Based Seniors Sector Leadership Committee.

Provincial Learning Events are free webinars that take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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Provincial Learning Events are free webinars that take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome. Remember, our webinars are always virtual, so it’s always safe for all involved.

Did you know: Recordings of past webinars, plus any presentation materials, are now available free of charge through the BC CRN website! Get caught up on all of our sessions from 2020 in the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace until we resume our live webinar schedule in 2021!

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Date:
January 19
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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