Advance Care Planning

The Age Wave Initiative hosts a FREE education events to learn more about hosting your own Advance Care Planning event in your community!

Too often we don’t talk about end of life issues until a crisis happens, when people are filled with emotion and decisions need to be made quickly. The end of life is a normal process. What role can you play to help have the conversation?

We invite you to learn more about Advance Care Planning and how to facilitate conversations in your own communities.

Upcoming FREE Virtual Events

Our committee of committed volunteers can help you plan an event, market your event and provide materials. 

Contact us today for more information – agewave@communityhealthcouncil.com

Additional Resources

Any Advance Directive document, whether a Living Will or a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care is legal and acceptable at any health care facility in Pennsylvania.  

Documents obtained through an attorney, a health care provider, or the internet can be completed by any competent individual.

It must be signed, dated and have two witnesses to the signing of the document that are not the person’s Durable Power of Attorney(s) for Health Care, a member of their health care team, or an insurance or financial agent.

WellSpan Health

“Five Wishes®” is the preferred document of WellSpan Health.  It not only provides a Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, but also addresses personal care wishes and after death wishes of the individual.  It can be obtained at no cost by visiting  www.wellspan.org/horizonplanning, and ordering through the form provided.  Or it is also available from “Aging With Dignity®” at www.agingwithdignity.org.

Penn State Health

Penn State Health uses either the PA Advance Directive forms or this website survey for its patients to create their preferences through a guided survey.  This tool can be found at www.mylivingvoice.com 

UPMC Pinnacle

UPMC PINNACLE has created their own Living Will document that is used for their patients. 

It can be obtained through the UPMC Pinnacle website, or at any UPMC Pinnacle facility.