"I have also seen, first-hand, the difficulty that ensues when someone has not completed a Health Care Proxy to name their Agent. The Honoring Choices program is so important, and I am glad to be an Ambassador."
Joanna Brown, Certified Nurse Assistant
"People of all ages should advocate for their health care wishes. By having a Health Care Proxy, a trusted person can advocate for the care you want today and at the end of life. You can make your health care wishes come to fruition by using the tool kit."
Christine Mahoney, LICSW, Village at Proprietors Green
"We are excited to host "Pizza & Proxy" events to bring our residents together to learn how to protect their rights, and write down their care choices in a Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive."
Lynne, Wesmyne, and
Yetsenaira "Jessie", Clarendon Hill Towers, Somerville
"We are happy to be working together as Ambassadors to help our North Shore community members. We assist adults & families in making a plan, and connecting them to the essential care and services they need."
Candy Natti, RN, Lauren Gailitis,
Kaye Hapshe, LSW; SeniorCare, Gloucester
"I’ve always been a proponent of emergency preparedness for my family and community. It seems to me that having Health Care Proxies and Personal Directives within my family, and being an Ambassador to my community, is a natural and sensible extension of that."
Randy, Northborough Senior Center
"Knowledge is power! I have the privilege of helping individuals understand the Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive documents and the importance of having a health care plan to communicate their wishes & put into action."
Grace Doherty, CDP, Senior Helpers Boston and South Shore
"Without Health Care Proxy forms in place families and patients suffer needlessly. I learned this first hand as a Hospice On Call RN. It’s an honor to guide people through this process. And it feels good to be of service in an area where the need is so great."
Joanna, RN Visiting Angels
"I talked with a woman whose husband was very sick and wanted his son to make medical decisions for him. The doctor refused because the son was not his Health Care Agent. She was so glad to have first-hand information and a free Health Care Proxy for both her husband and son."
Ana, Bi-lingual Social Service Advocate
"Having worked in acute hospital settings to VNAs and now Senior Living, I jumped at the opportunity to become an Ambassador. Honoring Choices has packaged the important 'Must Have' documents which I'm honored to discuss with adults and families . ”
Randy, South Shore Ambassador
"This was a fun presentation. Very interactive. A topic of real interest for adults of all ages. The great slide presentation really helped us direct this workshop to share useful information and inspire personal engagement."
Janice Long, Executive Director, Hudson Council on Aging
"I think people don’t realize that doing a simple Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive takes the burden off your family in knowing how to care for you. When a medical crisis happens, the decisions are already made and written in your documents."
Brenda, Westborough Ambassador
"I was so grateful to serve as my mother's Health Care Agent when she became ill. We had previously discussed her wishes so our entire family was engaged. We were at peace knowing we were honoring what was important to her. I wish that peace of mind to all of us and those we love, as we transition through our life journey."
Denise, Ambassador Program Director