We Can Help with Advance Directives

Hospice of Central New York and Hospice of the Finger Lakes, along with other national, state and community organizations, continues our efforts to promote the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Each year a national effort culminating in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) takes place. It was Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in 1789 said, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” To honor that, the founders of NHDD thought it appropriate to remind people about end-of-life planning.

As a participating organization, Hospice of CNY will provide information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers. Here are the resources people can download that will help them get started on having your Advance Directives in place:



NYS Healthcare Proxy


The Conversation Project

National Healthcare Decisions Day

If you would like more information about Advance Directives and hospice care check out these events:

Community Living Advocates Presents:

Advance Care Planning Workshop on Aril 16th from 2 pm to 3 pm at Maple Downs at 7220 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066. RSVP to MaryLou Wason: marylou.wason@holidaytouch.com

Advance Care Planning Workshop on April 23rd from 2 pm to 3:30 pm at Parkrose Estates at 7251 Janus Park Dr, Liverpool, NY 13088

NewsChannel 9 – WSYR-TV

Hospice representatives will be taking your questions about Advance Directives and Hospice Care during the April 18th live news broadcast from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Onondaga County Office for the Aging & Hospice of CNY Presents: 

Hospice & Palliative Care: What, When & Why?
Participants will learn about end-of-life care, what it is, why it is important and when you or a loved one should consider hospice care.  On April 25th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Hospice of CNY, Education Room, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, 13088. Please RSVP: 
Cynthia Stevenson (315) 435-2362 Ext. 4993 or Email at CynthiaStevenson@ongov.net

We also offer pocket size healthcare proxy cards that you can easily put in your wallet…a must for anyone who drives a car. You can get these cards by sending us your contact information: Name, Phone number, mailing address and email to info@hospicecny.org or you can stop by our offices at 990 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY, weekdays only, from 9 am through 4:30 pm.