Never Too Late - January 2022

Ending Life Well: Conversations & Connections

A New Year Brings Time to Reflect and Plan

By McKenna Reinhard , PCOA End of Life Specialist Many of us use the start of a new year as a time to set new goals and intentions for ourselves. These goals often have to do with living well by implementing healthy habits related to exercise/activity, diet, and finances. Very few of us use the start of a new year as a time to think about our end of life wishes and documents despite the fact that the new year is a wonderful

for you and your loved ones. If you find incorporating end of life planning into your year intimidating or confusing, you are not alone. That is why PCOA has an End of Life team that is dedicated to providing individualized help and support. If you are interested int these services, please call us our helpline at (520) 790-7262. They will get you in touch with our End of Life team who can provide information, resources, and support to help you with your new year’s goals.

completed their advance directives, set a goal for completing those in the upcoming year. For those who have already completed their documents, there are a couple of goals that you can set. These include reviewing your advance directives to ensure that they still fit your wishes, providing copies of your advance directives to the important people in your life, and registering your advance directives with the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry. Just like other new year’s goals, these goals will require focus, time, and commitment but it is worth it

time for reflection and planning for emergencies and end of life. If this is not already a part of your planning, consider adding it in as another facet to living well. For those who have not

Upcoming 2022 Presentations: Let’s Talk About Living… and Dying

Mon., January 10*

10 – 11:30 AM

IN PERSON: PCOA Lupu Building, CALC:

Virtual ON ZOOM:

Tues., January 25

2 – 3:30 PM

Mon., February 14*

2 – 3:30 PM

IN PERSON: PCOA Lupu Building , CALC:

Thur., February 24*

10 – 11:30 AM

IN PERSON: PCOA Dusenberry Center, TEP room: https://thetalk2feb22. IN PERSON: PCOA Dusenberry Center, TEP room: https://thetalkmar22.

Mon., March 14*

2 – 3:30 PM

Virtual ON ZOOM:

Thur., March 31

10 – 11:30 AM

If you are interested in registering for one of these events, you can do so on Eventbrite or by calling McKenna at 520-790-7573 extension 1722.

*Events subject to change due to health precautions. See page 29 for details.

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