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The Village at Cedar Hill is pleased to host the next presentation in their popular Speaker Series,

“Advance Care Planning: Let’s Talk About It” presented by Rebecca A. Desilets, Dementia Resource Specialist at the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, and Lora G. Wise, MPA, Project Manager and Educator at the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging

If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would make decisions on your behalf? Would they know what type of decisions you would want them making? Would they know your health care goals, values and beliefs? Putting it in writing in the form of an Advance Directive is important, but we need go a step further. Having conversations with your appointed health care agent well in advance of a crisis will better prepare them for the future. Please join us as we discuss the importance of Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning, explain common misconceptions and benefits to advance care planning, and provide you with an opportunity to engage in a conversation where you will:

  • Learn more about what is involved in advance care planning
  • Reflect on your own values and beliefs surrounding advance care planning
  • Be able to complete your Advance Directives and express your wishes to loved ones

Ms. Desilets provides consultation services, coordinates educational programs and instructs selected programs for older adults and family caregivers. Ms. Desilets has been working with the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging since 2011.

Ms. Wise co-manages the Honoring Care Decisions project, which is focused on ensuring that people are educated on Advance Directives and have resources available to complete their directives. Ms. Wise has been working with the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging since 2008.

Following the presentation there will be time for questions or comments. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE.


Tuesday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.

The Village at Cedar Hill

92 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT (Off RT. 5)

Reservations are suggested.  To RSVP, Call 802-674-2254, Email:

Visitors are invited to tour the newly opened expansion of The Village, where we have added 20 Independent and Assisted Living Apartments and a State-of-the-Art 20-bed Memory Care Center. Village and Cedar Hill staff will be available to provide additional information as requested.

The Village at Cedar Hill Speaker Series will continue throughout the rest of 2015, with a presentation on  Spiritual Support on November 19, and Medication Management on December 15.

Cedar Hill and the Village at Cedar Hill, is a family-owned and operated senior community, providing a supportive and comfortable home to seniors in all stages of life. Cedar Hill Continuing Care was founded in 1988 by Mary Louise Sayles, a registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator with many years of experience in long term care administration. Mary Louise’s daughter Patricia Horn, who is also a licensed nursing home administrator, is currently the Community Administrator.

The Village at Cedar Hill, 92 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089 Phone: 802-674-2254