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AARP North Carolina Working to Make Advance Directives Easier for Residents

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AARP North Carolina is working to make it easier for residents to get advance directives in place on how they want to be cared for during a serious illness.

“Advance care planning empowers individuals to make their own important health care decisions while they are still able, bringing peace of mind to individuals and their families,” says Virginia Slocum, executive director of the North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition.

Making it easier to file advance directives was a recommendation of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s Task Force on Serious Illness Care, which AARP participated in.

North Carolinians are invited to listen in to “Friday Facts,” a news-style online show by the coalition.  For the schedule go to

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