What Is Light the Legacy?
Light The Legacy is a community-based organization dedicated to improving end-of-life care in Central Minnesota. We hope to inspire ongoing advance care planning conversations—among family members and friends, between patients and health care providers, and in the community at large—to encourage the people of central Minnesota to make informed health care decisions and to implement programs that facilitate patient- and family-centered end-of-life care.
Advance Care Planning
We all plan for the future. We open savings accounts and retirement funds. We have policies to protect our homes and our cars. We even insure our health and our lives—just in case. But somehow, one of the most important aspects of preparing for the unknown has slipped through the cracks for many of us. Find out more about Advance Care Planning and why it is something that all adults over the age of 18 should be doing. Hear the real-life stories of how Advance Care Planning has affected others.
Health Care Directives
The process of advance care planning begins with careful consideration of your health care values and desires. Next, comes the conversation with loved ones to share your wishes and choosing a health care agent. Lastly, the completion of the health care directive document places those wishes in writing. Of course, this is only the beginning. The health care directive should be reviewed and updated regularly. Download a free health care directive below to begin this life-changing process.
Support Light the Legacy
To accomplish its mission, Light The Legacy requires strong community support and contributions from generous benefactors. Thanks to gifts we receive from donors like you, Light The Legacy is educating the Central Minnesota community about the importance of advance care planning and implementing health care programs that promote informed choice and choice-honoring end-of-life care. Together we can make a difference in Central Minnesota.