Berkeley College Hosts Just Do It: Planning for a Good Life and End-of-Life Wishes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, Ext. 1-5122
IGL@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERKELEY COLLEGE HOSTS

JUST DO IT:  PLANNING FOR A GOOD LIFE AND END-OF-LIFE WISHES

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Berkeley College will host a program sponsored by North Jersey Villages and the Conversation of Your Life (COYL) Task Force of Bergen County that encourages individuals to inform their friends, family and doctors about their end-of-life wishes. This free event is open to the public.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Attendees will learn about and discuss:

  • Legal, medical, practical, emotional, ethical and spiritual aspects of Advance Care Planning
  • How to have the conversation with family, friends, caregivers and doctors about what you value in life
  • How to have that same conversation with yourself
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WHEN:
Friday, November 22, 2019
10 a.m. to noon     

WHERE:
Berkeley College – Renaissance Hall
44 Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park, NJ

PROGRAM SPEAKERS AND TOPICS: 
Shana Siegel, Esq.                                                          Life Care Planning
Certified Elder Care Attorney
Norris McLaughlin

Anna Wagner
CCRN, DNP, Rutgers University Student                             Bedside Perspective on Advance Directives  

Kathy Kuzma, President
North Jersey Villages
COYL Task Force Member                                                 How to Draft Your Five Wishes     

This event is free and includes lunch and a question-and-answer period.  For more details or to register, visit: www.northjerseyvillages.org or call Kathy Kuzma, 201-975-9020.

In 2015, the Quality Institute created the Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program, which provides mayors and community partners with tools to develop a community conversation around end-of-life care planning in a culturally sensitive and accessible way. There are 11 counties across New Jersey with county task forces, including Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union. 

Media Contact:   Ilene Greenfield    973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122     201-207-6667 (cell)   
Email: IGL@BerkeleyCollege.edu

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