The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 26th January was Ruth Forsyth from Age UK. She gave a presentation entitled ‘My Life, My Decision’ in which she explained how ‘Age UK’ can provide free support to help you understand your choices and to plan ahead for your future treatment and care.
She outlined the process of making an ‘Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment’ (sometimes known as a 'living will'). This can contain any information you feel is important for others to know, such as your food preferences, religious beliefs or daily routine. It helps people involved in your care to understand what is important to you if you cannot speak for yourself.