Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Facing Death with Life: A Program for Adults

Activity 3: Five Wishes or Advance Directives

Activity time: 20 minutes

Distribute copies of Five Wishes booklets or your state’s advance directives or both. Invite participants to look at the booklet or document and begin to fill it out. Assure them that they may not yet be clear on what they want to include in the document and that they can finish completing it at home. Allow 15 minutes for this part of the activity.

Then ask participants to make a list in their journals of people who should know what this document says and where it will be kept. Medical professionals and loved ones should be on the list. Tell them that if they need help in initiating conversations about end-of-life issues, it can be found on the website called the Conversation Project.