The Progressive CEOS met at the Extension Office for their September meeting with six members present.
President Patty Gray introduced Diane Godbey, who gave a most interesting and informative program on End of Life Care and Advanced Care Planning in West Virginia. She brought out many helpful tips, took questions, and left us pamphlets for further information.
Advance Care Planning is the process of documenting your wishes for further medical care. Advanced directives must be witnessed by two individuals, notarized, dated, and signed to be legally valid in West Virginia. Emergency medical service responders cannot use an advance directive to treat you in an emergency, but all other health care providers can honor these forms. Advanced care planning is an important part of making sure you receive the treatments you want.
After the program, Patty Gray led the business meeting.
The new phone list is Susie McCree, Faye Honaker, and Lynn Humphreys.
Patty gave the Health Motivator Report which was on healthy family relationships. Some suggestions are communication, spending time together, supporting your loved ones, asking for support when you need it, and handling conflict effectively. Faye Honaker will have the Health Motivator Report in October and Betty Jo McNeil in November.
The Fall Leadership meeting will be held on Sept. 27 in the WVU Building at the fairgrounds. The cost is $11 for registration and lunch. Lynn will have devotions and Patty and Sally will have door prizes. Patty will bring a breakfast item. Susie McCree sent the traveling basket and Betty Jo took it home with her. Colleen Walton won the door prize.
The next meeting will be at the Extension Office.
Snacks were enjoyed by Patty Gray, Faye Honaker, Lynn Humphreys, Sally Holliday, Betty Jo McNeil and Colleen Walton.