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MCC Offers Advance Care Planning Seminars

The McLean Community Center’s Lifetime Learning Program for residents age 50 and older is hosting two programs, one in early March and the other in late May, on advance care planning. Advance care planning allows people to make arrangements for their healthcare – in case they become incapacitated – by making their desires known and legally binding. Each session, which will be held at McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, is $5 for McLean tax district residents and $7 for everyone else.

The first session, “Advance Directives and the Healthcare Proxy,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4. The session will offer an overview of what goes into the development of safe, legal and complete advance care planning documents. The second session, “Why Are Health Wishes / Conversations Critical?” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and will address the importance of discussing advance care planning with friends, family and legal representatives in order to develop a plan that is understood and meaningful to all.

The speaker scheduled to present at both sessions, M. Jane Markley, is a retired Navy nurse and international educator with more than 35 years of healthcare experience including clinical care, administration, ethics, education and quality assurance. She works with individuals, families and groups to help them understand the importance of advance care planning for themselves and their loved ones. For more information, visit mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.