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Starting the Conversations: Critical Decisions in Health Care & End of Life Issues

All Saints on the Hudson, Corpus Christi, St. Edward the Confessor, and St. Mary’s, Crescent are sponsoring a series of three presentations called “Starting the Conversations:  Critical Decisions in Health Care & End of Life Issues”.  The focus of these seminars will be on making “preplanned” decisions for “end of life” issues.  The sessions are meant for all generations and are open to all churches and the public.  


There is no cost.  All sessions will begin at 6:30 PM and will run between 60 and 90 minutes each.

To register please click here



Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. of Wilcenski Pleat Law

Location:  St. Mary’s Church Crescent, 86 Church Hill Road, Waterford

  • Brief review of Advance Health Care Directives (Health Care Proxy, MOLST, Living Will)

  • Discussion of Durable Powers of Attorney

  • Wills/Revocable Living Trusts & Relationship to Probate

  • Beneficiary Designations, Joint Accounts & Avoiding Probate

  • Discussion of Landscape for Care of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities

  • Long Term Care Planning & Irrevocable Trusts


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Maureen Cavanagh, D. Bioethics, MS, MAHCM, RN, C-EFM St. Peter’s Health Services

Location:  St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park

  • Health Care Proxy, Living Wills, DNR, MOLST, Organ Donation    

  • Planning your health care in advance – How to make your wishes known and honored if you can no longer speak for yourself

  • Hospice/Palliative Care, Experiences of Hope

  • Family Health Care Decisions Act 2010       

END OF LIFE PLANNING                                 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Rev. George Fleming, Pastor of All Saints on the Hudson & Corpus Christi

Sharon Ryan, Bereavement Coordinator, Corpus Christi Church  

Location:  Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9 at Ushers Road, Round Lake

  • Anointing of the Sick – Explanation – Priest availability   

  • Contacting and meeting with funeral home 

  • Contacting and meeting with church pastor/coordinator

  • All Souls Day explanation

  • Importance of keeping in touch for 1 year – cards, calls, etc.

  • Bereavement Support Groups

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