Monday, March 2, 2020

Central Coast VNA and Legal Services for Seniors Will Host Free Advance Care Planning Session on March 13, 2020, in Gonzales

Legal Services for Seniors and Central Coast VNA is hosting a free advance care planning “Go Wish” session March 13, 2020, in Gonzales.

Monterey, CA, March 02, 2020 — Legal Services for Seniors and Central Coast VNA is hosting a free advance care planning “Go Wish” session March 13, 2020, in Gonzales.

This interactive workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center 850 5th Street, in Gonzales.

This workshop will help community members start the dialogue about their options for care through end of life "Go Wish," a card game that has made it easier and often fun to start the conversation about end-of-life wishes. Come see the Mobile Unit and its valuable resources, such as informational documents for advance care planning, end-of-life planning and health care.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Birruete at (831) 241-3834, go to; or email

CCVNA and Legal Services for Seniors are members of Juntos con Esperanza/Together With Hope, an initiative of the Hospice Giving Foundation. This partnership was formed to promote acceptance, understanding, and care through end-of-life for people in South County. The partnership has begun talking with people in the community to understand their hopes, as well as what makes it hard for people, especially in the Latino culture, to talk about and plan for end of life. With better understanding, the goals are to expand services, with respect for culture, faith and family, so families get the best care possible, when they need it, in the way they need it. The partnership will host activities so people can talk openly, meet local professionals, and begin to trust and learn about available resources and services.

About VNA & Hospice
Since 1951, the not-for-profit VNA has provided a wide range of home health care, serving Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and South Santa Clara counties. VNA places an emphasis on individual patient needs and goals, providing care in an ethical, effective, compassionate and fiscally responsible manner.

VNA Community Services brings wellness to our community. Well known as the community immunizers; experienced, professional registered nurses provide on- site flu and vaccine services.

As the only travel health clinic, VNA provides comprehensive consultation and immunizations for international travelers. Health screenings and education are offered to corporate business, in the field or in the board room. Nurses provide services to local schools to meet state-mandated screenings, vaccines and staff education.

VNA provides intermittent care, covered primarily by insurance, through the expert skills of our trained and certified clinicians, to assist patients, families, and caregivers in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. The home health division offers key specialty program, including cardiac, connections, diabetic, orthopedic, and palliative care. These individual programs have advanced practice clinicians and program expertise.

VNA Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregiver. The care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. A key component to the team is VNA Volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of others. For the community, grief and loss support are offered to individuals or groups.

VNA & Hospice, Inc.
PO Box 2480
Monterey, CA 93942-2480
Fax: 831-648-7726

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

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