Panel to discuss care choices

Published Mar 8, 2013 at 04:00AM

The Bend Senior Center, Bend Park & Recreation District and Hospice of Redmond are hosting a panel discussion titled “Starting the Conversation,” which will look at critical health care decisions. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 19 at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road.

A panel of experts will talk about working with Medicare and private insurance companies, how to start a conversation about a person’s health care future; how to communicate your wishes with your loved ones; and the advantages of having an advance directive, which defines a loved ones wishes when he or she are unable to make decisions due to illness, etc.

Participants are asked to RSVP for this free event by March 15 by calling 541-388-1133.

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