St. Mary’s County Seniors can Begin to Prepare Advanced Care Directives at Law Day on May 2

April 30, 2016

St. Mary's SealSeniors needing assistance in preparing an Advanced Care Directive with the assistance of a bar-certified lawyer, will have an opportunity to do so during Law Day on Monday, May 2. The event will be held at the Garvey, Loffler and Northern Senior Activity Centers.

An Advance Care Directive gives an individual the opportunity to appoint a person or persons to make their health care decisions for them, indicates when a health care agent’s authority becomes effective, states desires concerning the administration or withholding of life sustaining procedures (if an individual is unable to give instructions regarding care due to an end of life condition), includes the choice of artificial nutrition and hydration and/or all available interventions, states wishes concerning organ donation and preferences regarding funeral and burial, and more.

Law Day is free of charge. Citizens may call or email St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services Community Programs & Outreach Manager, Sarah Miller, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073 or via email at sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com.

Seniors may also visit one of the three senior activity centers:

Garvey Senior Activity Center
41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, MD
301-475-4200, ext. *1050

Northern Senior Activity Center
29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD
301-475-4200, ext. *3104

Loffler Senior Activity Center
21905 Chancellors Run Road, Great Mills, MD
301-737-5670, ext. 1658