Faribault and Owatonna communities invited to The Convenings on June 13

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FARIBAULT, Minn. 5/30/2017 — Honoring Choices Minnesota invites the communities of Faribault and Owatonna to attend The Convenings on Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Medford High School.  Free to the public, the event will feature music, storytelling and meaningful conversations about living and dying well with MPR’s Cathy Wurzer and special guests from both communities. The Convenings builds on two significant initiatives:Honoring Choices Minnesota, a state-wide effort to engage Minnesota families in advance care planning, and an award-winning series of broadcasts and book We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying co-authored by journalist Cathy Wurzer and Dr. Bruce Kramer. The book chronicles Bruce Kramer’s life who died in 2015 after living for five years with ALS.

This program ushers in the launch of the Honoring Choices Minnesota Advance Care Planning program for the communities of Faribault and Owatonna. The program is funded by Faribault Area Hospice Foundation, Owatonna Hospital Foundation and Federated Insurance. Honoring Choices provides education and support to individuals and families participating in advance care planning conversations and completing an advance directive. If you would like to learn more about Advance Care Planning in Faribault and Owatonna, please contact Kerry Hjelmgren at honoringchoices@allina.com.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.