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Advance Care Planning Learning Opportunities

The Health District’s Advance Care Planning Coordinator Mindy Rickard facilitates. Class location and registration requirements vary, see listings.

Why do we have funerals?
Wed., Nov. 2, 1–2:30 p.m., Old Town Library, 201 Peterson, Fort Collins
Discussion of what a "good" funeral might be like. How can funerals be meaningful and personal? What are some of the most unusual funeral practices? Why is it important to plan your funeral ahead of time?
Free, no registration required.

Planning for your future
Wed., Nov. 9, 10-11:30 a.m., Estes Valley Library Hondius Room
A collaborative presentation with Colorado Legal Services and Larimer Advance Care Planning program. Learn about planning for Long Term Care costs and financial and medical documents that are important for your future.
Registration at or call 970-586-8116.


Book Club for Mortals

ACP’s Mindy Rickard hosts a monthly Book Club for Mortals through the Poudre River Public Library to discuss end-of-life themes. Meetings are virtual. To register, email For more information on upcoming books, go to

The Night Lake
by Liz Tichenor
Wed., Nov. 16, 3-4:30 p.m.

The Unspeakable Loss
by Nisha Zenoff
Wed., Dec. 21, 3-4:30 p.m.