240411 Lasting Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Plan talk to church leaders

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Advanced Care Plan (ACP).  
These were the focal points of a joint effort by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) in partnership with NCCS. Together, they organised a briefing session for churches on 11 April at St Andrew’s Cathedral.  Representatives from some 30 churches were enthusiastic in their response during the Q & A session which continued over lunch hosted by MSF. 

The event commenced with a warm welcome by the General Secretary of NCCS, Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, followed by Ms Ng Xiao Yan, Assistant Director of MSF’s Office of the Public Guardian, who shed light on the significance of LPA in enabling individuals to plan for their future and empower them to make decisions before any loss of mental capacity.  She also introduced the government’s “My Legacy” portal, where the public can securely organise essential documents such as wills, LPAs, ACPs, and more, accessible to trusted family member(s).  Following this, Ms. Wong Wai Min, Senior Manager at AIC, delved into ACP, addressing healthcare and personal care needs for individuals who may become unable to communicate or make treatment decisions due to illness.  Mr Bernard Chan from St Andrew’s Cathedral (Mandarin) shared insightful experiences to educate the Mandarin congregation on these issues over the past four years, and particularly to journey with those in their senior years.  See PHOTOS 

Presentation slides are on respective links:   LPA,    ACP,  My Legacy

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• For LPA talks, please write to Xiao Yan, Emilyn and Lin Yee.
• For ACP talks, please write to [email protected].

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