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Lawyers will be at Springfield libraries on Wednesday to help with health care directives

By Gene Hartley, ghartley@schurz.com
Published On: Apr 15 2014 06:18:21 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

Wednesday is Health Care Decisions Day, a time to call attention to the need for people to sign directives for what they want done, and who will make decisions for them, in case they're incapacitated and can't make decisions for themselves.

Volunteers from the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association will be at three libraries from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to talk to people about their choices and the documents that they ought to sign.  Notaries will be there also in case people want to sign documents and have them witnessed, so a judge would honor the signatures.

The libraries are the Brentwood Library, 2214 S. Brentwood Ave. (along Seminole Street just east of Glenstone Avenue); the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. (just south of James River Freeway); and the Library Station 2535 N. Kansas Expressway (just north of Kearney Street).