What is advance care planning?


  • process where you reflect upon and plan for the care you would want if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

  • Share this information with loved ones and put your wishes in writing.

Why is this important?


  • Advance care planning helps your loved ones and healthcare providers honor your goals and wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself.  

  • If you are ever in an accident, have surgery, or get a serious illness, you may need someone to advocate for your wishes.  


What should I do now?


  • Watch the video below



The NC Serious Illness Coalition now announces a new comprehensive set of seven short videos on its website featuring North Carolina providers, patients, and health care advocates to help individuals better understand the “why” and “how to” of putting advance directives in place.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Our Community Outreach programs, including GotPlans™ advance care planning workshops, are being handled virtually due to social distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Virtual Workshops are offered each Tuesday at

1:00 pm, and on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 pm.  

To register, or if you have questions, please contact

Karen Lawler, VP Business Development, at klawler@TrellisSupport.org

or call 336-331-1232

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