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The Advance Directive is a set of instructions that expresses a person’s health care wishes if they were ever in the hospital and unable to speak for themselves. The Advance Directive tells the medical team who can speak for the patient and what the patient’s medical wishes are. While this document can feel overwhelming, these classes will attempt to make the confusing feel more understandable.

During each session, Chaplain Wes Sedlacek, will provide education and will give people the opportunity to complete their own Advance Directive. Other topics will also be mentioned, such as “quality of life” and the Portable Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form, which is another document used to specify a person’s wishes, especially about CPR.

Interested parties should contact Chaplain Wes Sedlacek at 541-451-7129 to leave a voicemail or can email He will respond to arrange an appointment time based upon mutual availability. Appointments will take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointment requests outside of this time frame will be considered on a case by case basis.

Once an appointment time is set you will receive a follow up notice on how to prepare for your appointment.

If you do not already have an Advance Directive booklet, and would like one, please request it at the time of making your appointment.