The first element in CWC’s mission is Advisement. People in general, and elders in particular, often find the healthcare establishment to be confusing, bureaucratic, and intimidating. The CWC will offer our neighbors a low-pressure environment for learning more about their individual healthcare needs, and in accessing community-based resources for addressing those needs. Through the efforts of a credentialed parish nurse practitioner, neighbors will receive basic diagnostic services such as blood pressure and other basic screenings. Dialogues will be opened to consider people’s current living situations, their access to healthcare services, family connections and dynamics, and personal wishes for care and treatment. Armed with the results of these assessments, the CWC will offer advice and counsel in a range of wellness areas such as home health services, personal fitness and wellness, options for healthy living, and advance directives. A range of programs and activities to support these options will be provided on the FLCS campus, and through community-based partnerships in caring.