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.
How can I 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.
What is 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.
The process of writing a health care directive starts with thoughtful consideration of your health care values and desires for end-of-life care. Next comes the advance care planning conversation with loved ones, and finally, the completion of the health care directive document.