There are few family gatherings that are as powerful in creating a spirit of family, food, and gratitude as Thanksgiving. Especially today, when families are scattered and distracted by every type of technology, the Thanksgiving meal creates the perfect environment for real, intimate and open conversations.
As part of our annual Thanksgiving meal, St. Jacob’s Place invites you to “talk turkey” over dinner with your loved ones by participating in what my friend calls “courageous conversations”. As our invited guests, Hospice Waterloo Region will provide the ideas to help you start the conversations with your family and friends, sharing what brings meaning to your life and what is important to you. Accidents and illness can happen to any of us and at any time you may not be able to speak for yourself. Having these conversations NOW can help your loved ones respect and honour you by ensuring that the care you receive reflects what is important to you.
While we stumble and postpone these important conversations, Advance Care Planning is a gift you give yourself and those that you love …. It is never too late until it is…..
For information on the dinner settings and to reserve a spot for you and your loved ones, contact April or Krysta at St Jacobs Place 519-664-6637 .