June 24: Making Sense of Living Wills and Other Advance Directives
Paul Ballard, J.D. to Discuss Importance of Planning for Your Medical Future
When: Wednesday, June 24th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where: Sagepoint Senior Living Services- 10200 La Plata Rd., La Plata, MD 20646
RSVP: http://bit.ly/AdvanceDirectiveSeminar (Though the event is free, we ask that you RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.)
If you were in a serious accident that left you temporarily or permanently unable to make your own medical decisions, who would make them for you?
Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to present Paul Ballard, J.D., Assistant Attorney General, for a discussion on what advance healthcare directives are and why they are so crucial for everyone to have. The discussion will cover how you can take control of your healthcare decisions by creating an advance directive. Should a situation ever arise where you are no longer able to make healthcare choices yourself, having an advance directive can provide great comfort to you and your family.
Making Sense of Living Wills and Other Advance Directives is the first of Sagepoint’s Community Education Series. The purpose of this series is to help educate members of the Southern Maryland community on a variety of topics related to health and aging. We hope that you will benefit from this informative session and find it useful for you and your family. Adults as well as their adult children are highly encouraged to attend. Consider coming with a friend.
Paul Ballard is an Assistant Attorney General and Counsel for Health Decisions Policy for the Attorney General. He is also Counsel to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Health Care Quality, which agency licenses and regulates health care programs and facilities in the State of Maryland. Prior to performing his present duties, Mr. Ballard was counsel to various health occupation licensing boards, including the Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work and Acupuncture Boards. Before being assigned to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, he was an Assistant Attorney General with the Maryland Department of Transportation. In 2005 he received the Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award. He has been practicing law since 1987.
More information on advance directives including forms: https://www.oag.state.md.us/healthpol/AdvanceDirectives.htm