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Being Mortal Film Screening & Discussion

October 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You’re invited to attend a free screening and panel discussion with local healthcare professionals on the PBS documentary, “Being Mortal.”  You will be a part of a national dialogue taking place in our community that asks, “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness.  The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors.  It follows the surgeon, Dr. Atul Gwande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters.  When Dr. Gawande’s own father, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

VCU Department of Gerontology is partnering with Williamsburg Hospice House and Support Care and As You Wish Advance Care Planning on two upcoming events:    October 11th, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and October 20th Williamsburg Regional Library.  Both events are being held from 10 – 12.   Admission is free but registration is required.

To register http://tinyurl.com/z29ss2s or contact agingstudies@vcu.edu or (804)828-1565.

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Stacy Keating is the Advancement Director at Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg (HHSCW). HHSCW is a social-model hospice that cares for people at the end of life, comforts the bereaved and empowers others to do the same. The Hospice House itself is a spacious residence that is a home away from home for our guests and their families. Support care services range from companionship in families' homes to extensive bereavement programs provided to families throughout the community. Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg is a 501(c)(3) organization that is entirely funded by contributions. No family or individual ever receives a bill for our services and support; nor do we accept Medicare, Medicaid or other reimbursements. For more information or to make a gift, please call Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg at 757-253-1220 or visit www.williamsburghospice.org.


October 20, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Williamsburg Regional Library
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Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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