The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free talks about Advance Care Planning on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Maggie Sessa, RN, from Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach & Valley Parish Nurse Program, will lead a discussion on what individuals can do to ensure that their healthcare is consistent with their wishes and preferences, should they be unable to speak for themselves. Advance Care Planning can help alleviate unnecessary suffering, improve quality of life and provide better understanding of decision-making challenges. An advance care plan can be used at any stage of life and should be updated as circumstances change.

The 2:30 p.m. session will be in Dining Room Conference Room 2 and the 6:30 p.m. session will be in Dining Room Conference Room 1. Free valet parking is available for the 2:30 p.m. session.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges and day-to-day dietary concerns. Anyone with diabetes and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.