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What Someone Needs to Know About You, Aug. 15

Most of us try to be prepared. We own insurance policies, keep a flashlight handy and have a fire extinguisher close by. But are we prepared for the inevitable? What happens when — not if — a loved one has a devastating, and possibly life-threatening, event? What do you say when you find yourself in the role of next of kin?

On Saturday, Aug.15, the Tamworth Community Nurse Association (TCNA) will host another forum as part of its ongoing “Get Healthy Tamworth” series. “What Someone Needs to Know About You” will be held at the Tamworth Lyceum starting at 10 a.m. This forum is free and open to the public.

The program will examine the tug-of-war between privacy issues and vital information that needs to be shared. For instance, what about computer passwords, bank account numbers and how do you choose a healthcare proxy? The program will be led by TCNA’s Executive Director Jo Anne Rainville, RN. Rainville has been practicing community health nursing for over 30 years. Attendees will receive the Advanced Care Planning Guide, published by the Foundation for Healthy Communities in New Hampshire, as well as a copy of Making Decisions for Someone Else A New Hampshire Handbook.

For more information on this or future forums, go to TCNA’s web site,, or call (603)323-8511. The TCNA is a non-profit corporation that has been providing skilled nursing care for Tamworth residents with no fee for service for 94 years. Anyone interested in learning more about this unique model for rural health care is welcome to contact the TCNA office. Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. Nurses hours Monday – Friday 9 to 11 a.m.

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