Area attorneys will volunteer their time to offer free assistance in creating Advance Medical Directives on Monday, May 1, in observance of Maryland Law Day.
This free service is by appointment only, and is being sponsored by MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, the Wicomico County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section.
In Salisbury, those age 65 and older will get help in creating the document from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. at MAC. For an appointment, call Cindy Robinson at MAC Inc., at 410-742-0505, ext. 118.
In Worcester County, the service will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Library, and will be open to those age 55 and older. For an appointment, call the office of attorney Gina Shaffer, at 410-420-7992 or 410-375-6006.
An Advance Medical Directive is a written document meant to reflect your health care wishes should you become impaired and are unable to make health decisions for yourself.