Free advance directives offered


Staff report



The local VFW post is encouraging members of the community to put some thought into the inevitable end all people will meet.

VFW Post 9436 will hold a community health service event on April 19 at the post, which is located at 142 Veterans Drive in Pilot Mountain.

The event is open to the public and will feature subject matter experts in the areas of advance directives such as living wills and medical powers-of-attorney.

“Those documents make it easier for a next-of-kin to make decisions should that time ever arise,” explained post quartermaster Bill Cook.

According to Cook, there will be no cost for the services, which will include completing the documentation.

Cook also stated the post hopes to have a notary public available so individuals who participate can sign the documents at the event.

The post is teaming with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Health Law and Elder Law sections and the N.C. Partnership for compassionate Care to make the free event possible.

Tuesday’s health fair begins at 6 p.m.

Staff report

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