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NHDD encourages all adults to have advance directives and estate plans in place

Lexington, NC – National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is coming up next week. Several local agencies, including Hospice of Davidson County, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, and Davidson County Senior Services, are hosting events during the week to share information and communicate the importance of putting plans in place to ensure your wishes are honored. Attorney Ryan McNeill of Brinkley Walser Stoner will join others to speak at a free event at Hospice of Davidson County on April 19 from 4 – 6 pm on the topic. Standard North Carolina advance directive forms will be available, and notaries will be present.

“Talking about unexpected medical crises or end of life planning can be uncomfortable,” says McNeill. “Many individuals put it off, assuming there will always be a tomorrow. Not having that discussion or completing and signing advance directives can leave your family and loved ones challenged with making assumptions about what healthcare you might want if you are ever unable to voice your decisions. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a great reminder for all of us (regardless of age) to take action now. Come out this week to one of the many local events and learn more.” McNeill focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law, and Real Estate Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties.

NHDD will be celebrated from April 16-22, 2018. These local events are free and open to those 18 and older:

  • April 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, 207 Old Lexington Road, Thomasville.
  • April 18, 9-11 a.m., Davidson County Senior Services, 555-B W. Center St. Extension, Lexington.
  • April 19, 4-6 p.m., Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington.
  • April 24, 6-8 p.m., Free screening of the PBS program “Being Mortal” at the Rittling Conference Center, Davidson County Community College, 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville. Preregistration by calling (336) 242-2290.

Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of knowledge and integrity. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s attorneys are first and foremost counselors, advising clients on their legal rights and options for appropriate solutions. Practice areas include business law, real estate, litigation, elder law, estate planning, injury and disability, criminal defense, traffic and DWI, banking, family law, municipal, governmental, and education law, among others. Brinkley Walser Stoner is an AV rated firm by Martindale-Hubble®. The firm has offices at 10 LSB Plaza in Lexington and in the First Citizen’s Building, 620 Green Valley Road, Suite 306, in Greensboro. Visit Brinkley Walser Stoner on the web at and on Facebook at

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