Community Event Explores Advance Care Planning and End of Life Conversations

“Who Speaks for Me: Conversations About End of Life, Expected and Unexpected,” a free community event, will be held on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at West Seventh Community Center in St. Paul.

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) has collaborated with Keystone Community Services, United Family Medicine, Allina Health, St. Paul JCC and to offer “Who Speaks for Me: Conversations About End of Life, Expected and Unexpected.” The event will include screening the PBS special “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande, Harvard Medical School professor, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of four best-selling books.

After the film, a panel of local subject matter experts will lead a discussion about end of life care. They will also answer questions about how to discuss and prepare for end of life and identify community resources available to help.

The event is free. Click here for more information.