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EVENT: Davis, CA | July 8

Jim Towey


Join Jim Towey, creator of the Five Wishes advance directive, on Friday, July 8th from 1 to 3 pm. Jim will share his personal stories from his time spent living in one of Mother Teresa’s missions, and discuss how her work with the dying inspired him to carry on her legacy of providing dignity for patients at the end of their lives.

His presentation will include practical tips for:

  • 1) All adults on how to plan for care before a serious illness
  • 2) Family caregivers who want to provide the best possible care to loved ones
  • 3) Healthcare providers who talk to patients and families about advance care planning

Former legal counsel and close friend to Mother Teresa, Towey created the Five Wishes advance directive to provide people with a voice in their end-of-life care decisions. Five Wishes is now the most widely used living will in the country, with 26 million in circulation. Towey served as the head of Florida’s health and social services agency and then as Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives.  

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 1 to 3 pm
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Center 203 E. 14th St., Davis, CA 95616

Parking will be available across the street at St. James Church. Food will be provided by Altrai Covell Gardens of Davis.

We are grateful to Yolo Hospice for hosting this event. Please RSVP by calling (530) 758-5566, or emailing ljreyes@yolohospice.org.
Jim Towey is the Founder of Aging with Dignity and creator of the Five Wishes advance directive document. He was legal counsel to Mother Teresa of Calcutta and lived for a year in one of her missions that cared for those near the end of life. Currently the president of Ave Maria University, he also served as the director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives.


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