The Kennedy Willis Center on Down Syndrome at Pathfinder Village will host a free workshop presented by the New York State Commission on Quality Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 26, to assist those who are facing planning decisions.

Registration for the workshop is due by Friday.

"Guardianship and Health Care Issues for People with Special Needs" will feature legal experts from the state Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, NYSARC and the state Commission on Quality Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.

The workshop will offer participants information they need to establish advance directives, such as guardianship, living wills, health care proxies and powers of attorney. An emphasis will be placed on the rights of the individual, and how guardianship and end-of-life decisions can best be implemented under current statutes.

A sandwich buffet will be available at $10 per person (with advance registration).

To register, call 965-8377, ext. 112, visit or e-mail vlooker@

Pathfinder Village is on state Route 80, two miles east of Edmeston and 15 miles west of Cooperstown.

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