By Macey Power
Communications Specialist
Adena Health System

GREENFIELD – Even though we all ultimately face death, this topic is one that many people avoid talking about.

What if you were involved in an accident, or had a serious health condition where you could no longer speak for yourself? Who would make your health care choices? Would they even know what you would want?

To get these often difficult conversations started, and to help families plan for those end-of-life decisions, Adena’s Palliative Care Team and Chaplain Paul Ray will host “The Talk,” a free program to help families initiate end-of-life health care decisions.

The program will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 30, beginning with a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the seminar at 9:30 a.m. at Greenfield Area Christian Center, 901 N. 5th Street, Greenfield.

Topics include:

• Spiritual needs at the end of life;

• Explanation of resuscitation statuses;

• Process of resuscitation;

• Finances/nursing home issues; and

• Hospice care.

To register, visit For more information, contact Chaplain Paul Ray at (740) 466-6243.