The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Group will have its next meeting Saturday on the lower level of Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.


The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Group will have its next meeting Saturday on the lower level of Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.

After a short business meeting at 10 a.m., the program will center on life/death issues. Jean Graber will share a personalized emergency care card designed by the Manhattan Polio Support Group.

“Making your wishes known before you’re at a point where you can’t” — that’s the purpose of advanced directives. Two employees of Rice County Hospital, Evelyn Sauer, R.N., and Cherry Hodges, administrative secretary, have helped many folks understand these documents.

Following their presentation, this team will provide hand-out material and answer questions. They know personally that having an established living will and health-care directive eases the burden on family members in times of crisis.

An added bonus is the opportunity to see the mini-exhibit of “Hope and the Human Spirit — Overcoming Polio.” Complete with iron lung, hot pack example, various braces and much information, the exhibit is in an area outside our meeting room.

These meetings are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested.