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The Jewish Federation of Lane County Presents:
The Advance Directive Gap: Special Instructions for Cognitive Impairment
Monday, April 27, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Do you, your spouse or parents have an Advanced Care Directive? Did you know it only covers certain situations? Have you been putting off completion of a directive because you have questions? In this intensive workshop, we will explore the uses and limits of the standard Oregon Advance Directive and we will consider ethical and quality-of-life issues in cases of cognitive impairment.  Each participant may then complete a special instruction values tool to convey his or her own values and wishes for care in situations not covered by the standard form.  

In addition, we will review resources that are available through organizations that promote autonomy in health-care decisions.

The instructor, 

Karen Fabiano, is a professional guardian and health-care representative who makes major health-care decisions for incapacitated adults.  She has taught on topics such as the ethics of surrogate decision-making, and building your care team.  She also teaches ki-aikido.

Donations Needed for OVE
TBI partners with the Jewish Federation of Lane County to help provide much needed donations for Opportunity Village (OVE) residents. OVE  provides tiny houses for people transitioning from homelessness.  There is no electricity or heat, so items that provide warmth are especially important. Please bring donations to the barrel in front of the office. Click here for a full list of needs.

Please let everyone at Temple Beth Israel  know that Opportunity Village is ever so thankful for the donations. We are so appreciative of all that your members do for the village. The blankets are especially appreciated as we have many new villagers who came in with little bedding and now that it is getting so cold they will stay warm.

Alice Gentry
Opportunity Village Council

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