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Join a VIEWS Conversation on Aging in July

The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during July. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to talk about matters pertaining to aging.

Oregon Advance Directive

* Friday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Founders Clinic, 700 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Call The Founders Clinic at 503-722-4400 for free registration.

* Thursday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Salvation Army Rose Center for Seniors, 211 N.E. 18th Ave., Portland. Call Salvation Army Rose Center for Seniors at 503-239-1221 to sign up.

We all want our end of life decisions to be respected by our doctors and our family. Learn how the power of an Advance Directive informs others of your decisions. Explore your own wishes about end of life care. Find a way to talk about these matters with family. Talk about some of your concerns. Receive your own copy of the Advance Directive.

Talking With Your Doctor

* Wednesday July 16, 1-2:30 p.m. at Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland. Call Friendly House at 503-224-2640 for free registration.

Have you ever been anxious or frustrated by a doctor’s visit in which your needs were not met? Are you in charge of your health care? Let’s talk about what it would take to feel that you and your doctor are part of the same team. Come see how helpful a discussion with peers can be.