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Poster for Deciding What’s Next and Trying to Remember

A legal handbook for Hawaiʻi’s older persons, families and caregivers

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law Elder Law Program will once again offer the popular Nite of the Living Will just days before Halloween on October 26, as part of its commitment to serving elders.

The free program, entitled Deciding What If? and Trying to Remember? will start at 1:30 p.m. in the School of Law Library and will focus on decision-making about end of life medical treatment and advance care planning. The program is particularly aimed at kupuna, family caregivers and service providers, but all are welcome.

“This will help you communicate your wishes for end of life care,” said Professor James Pietsch, director of the UH Elder Law Program.

“Discussion will include informed consent/informed refusal, individual instructions for healthcare, durable powers of attorney for healthcare, comfort care only and DNR bracelets/necklaces and provider orders for life-sustaining treatment,” Pietsch explained.

The latest edition, Deciding What’s Next and Trying to Remember, a legal handbook for Hawaiʻi’s older persons, families and caregivers, will also be available.

Event information

Faculty and students are welcomed. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be available for $5 in the quarry parking structure.

To save a seat, call (808) 956-6544 or email

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