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Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day with ‘Conversation Nights’
Innovative game will be used to prompt ‘the stuff you have been meaning to talk about’
If you become sick or hurt, do your loved ones know what kind of care you want? Emmanuel Hospice, in collaboration with Making Choices Michigan, is helping community members start an important discussion about advance care planning by holding several conversation nights featuring My Gift of Grace – an award winning game that helps everyone have a conversation that is often put off until it is too late.
The conversation nights are being held at four locations to celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day. Held on April 16th of every year, this day is dedicated to ensure all Americans with decision-making capacity have the information to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. Four conversation nights will be held at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, April 7th @ 7:00pm

Sunset Manor & Villages – The Chapel. 725 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI 49428

  • Monday, April 13th @ 6:30pm

St Ann’s – Holy Family Center. 2161 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • Monday, April 20th @ 6:30pm

Clark Retirement Community – The BK Room. 1551 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:30pm

Porter Hills Village – The Gallery. 3600 East Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49546
“We’re excited to invite all members of our community to play this game with us,” said Sara Lowe, Executive Director of Emmanuel Hospice. “End-of-life planning is so important for everyone, and this game makes the conversation easier. While the issues are serious, most players report that it’s fun to play. Having these conversations is a gift to your family if they ever have to make decisions for you.”
 
Emmanuel Hospice and Making Choices Michigan are non-profit community collaboratives aimed to provide education and documentation to assist families in discovering their healthcare wishes.
For more information on these no-cost events, or to RSVP and attend, contact Ryan Goodwin at rgoodwin@emmanuelhospice.org or by phone at (616) 719-0919.