Light The Legacy is dedicated to engaging Central Minnesota in its mission. We work diligently to bring awareness to advance care planning, and we invite community members to partner with us through fundraising events, educational opportunities, volunteer positions, and more. In addition, we participate in various community events, such as expos, conferences, and classes.

Join us, and together we can improve end-of-life care in our community!

Calendar of Events

To invite Light The Legacy to speak at your event or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact project coordinator Lynn MacKenzie at



Are you interested in partnering with Light The Legacy to promote informed decision-making and positively impact end-of-life care in Central Minnesota? Become a certified advance care planning facilitator!

Facilitators meet with individuals and families to explain various end-of-life treatment options and interpret often-intimidating medical terms. In addition, they guide the conversation to important topics that may be difficult to discuss and provide emotional support, making sure the experience is comfortable and positive for everyone involved. The facilitator can play an important role in preparing the individual’s chosen healthcare agent, and will provide information and resources as needed. Finally, a facilitator assists in the completion of a health care directive, the document that outlines the health care values and desires for treatment expressed during the conversation. The advance care planning process, which is sometimes thought to be overwhelming or uncomfortable, becomes simple and straightforward with the help of a certified facilitator.

Advance care planning facilitators can also impact the larger community by providing formal or informal education opportunities or coordinating advance care planning activities. Qualified facilitators may even assist with the development and implementation of systems that support advance care planning and provide performance reviews to improve the quality of systems currently in use.


Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification Classes - 2014

Tuesday, February 25th
*Registration and Payment due January 25th*
         St. Benedict's Nursing Home
         St. Cloud, MN
Tuesday, March 25th
*Registration and Payment due February 25th*
         St. Benedict's Nursing Home
         St. Cloud, MN

To register for one of these classes, please Download The Registration Form. (For a Microsoft Word version of the registration form, click here.) Mail the completed form along with a check for the registration fee. For more information about facilitator training or for help registering, please contact us at


Advance Care Planning Facilitator Resources


A Staged Approach to Advance Care Planning
Respecting Choices


Training and Certification
Respecting Choices



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Download a Health Care Directive


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