Springfield Lutheran Church, in partnership with the Luther College nursing department, is offering a series of informational meetings Tuesdays, April 1, April 8 and April 15.

These hour-long meetings begin at 9 a.m.  Students and selected speakers will share information on various topics related to the care of people entering different stages and circumstances in their lives or those of parents, grandparents or other family members.  

Many times, major changes occur if a person experiences an accident or illness that does not allow them to function independently.   
When this happens, all of a sudden caregivers are thrust into situations where critical decisions need to be made quickly.  Then there is a frantic rush to try to determine how best to proceed with adequate and effective care for the loved one and their family.  

Unless caregivers and family members have had previous conversations about these issues, it can be a difficult and frustrating time for everyone.

These meetings have been planned and will be presented by students of the Luther College nursing department. The students are being given this opportunity to gain experience as a parish nurse in their communities. They also will be involved in the lives of both Springfield and Calmar Lutheran Churches, providing blood pressure readings Sundays, April 6 (Calmar) and April 13 (Springfield).

Tuesday, April 1, at 9 a.m. --
Legal issues: Durable power of attorney, living wills, medical 
power of attorney, etc. led by 
Attorney Daniel Fretheim.

Tuesday, April 8, at 9 a.m. --
Planning a Christian funeral.
Karen Schluter of Schluter Balik Funeral Home and Pastor Mark Kvale, Washington Prairie 
Lutheran Church.

Tuesday, April 15, at 9 a.m. --
Advanced directives, Pastor 
Phillip Olson, certified instructor.

These hour-long meetings will be held at Springfield Lutheran Church. Coffee and treats will be served.  There is no charge for these meetings.  For more information, call 564-534-3079 or 563-419-1232.