Health care library’s Wellness Wednesday meeting will discuss advance care planning on Feb. 24th

GHD_Ext4The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Making Your Wishes Known,” a free program on advance care planning, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? This informative presentation will help you start the conversation with your loved ones about your wishes,” said Kathy Quinn, director, Herrick Community Health Care Library.

The speaker on Feb. 24 will be Janine Lortscher, business development specialist, Sharp HealthCare Advance Care Planning Department. She will discuss the advance care planning process, including future healthcare planning and the communication tips and tools to help you receive the medical care you would want. An advance health care directive will be reviewed as well as the POLST Form (Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatment).

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit