Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Light The Legacy to participate in roundtable discussion of end-of-life issues at Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre
Light The Legacy, a recently launched community-based organization, is on a mission to improve the quality of care Central Minnesotans receive at the end of life. Led by project coordinator Lynn MacKenzie, the group's primary goal is to inspire conversations about advance care planning which, it hopes, will culminate in the completion of a health care directive, the document that outlines an individual's desires for end-of-life care. This process, MacKenzie says, ensures that Central Minnesotans make informed health-care decisions and are allowed to die on their own terms-with dignity. In addition, Light The Legacy has been instrumental in implementing health-care programs that facilitate patient-and family-centered care so individuals can feel confident that the wishes they assert in advance will be honored in their final days.
As part of their community outreach program, Light The Legacy will join other community leaders in a roundtable discussion of end-of-life issues hosted by Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre. Theatergoers attending the Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. showing of Tuesdays With Morrie, as well as those present for the matinee performance on Sunday, Oct. 28 at
2 p.m., will be invited to participate in an enlightening discussion of hospice and palliative care, estate planning, and related topics following the show. Tickets for these performances can be purchased at www.ppfive.com.
About Light The Legacy
Light The Legacy is dedicated to working collaboratively with the community to improve end-of-life care in Central Minnesota. The organization hopes to inspire ongoing advance care planning conversations among family members and friends, between patients and health care providers, and in the community at large. They are positively impacting the quality of health care in Central Minnesota by providing education and outreach programs that promote informed decision-making, encourage conversations related to health care directives, hospice care, and palliative care, and assist health care providers in delivering patient-and family-centered end-of-life care. To learn more about Light The Legacy, to volunteer, or to become a trained advance care planning facilitator, visit www.lightthelegacy.org.