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The Value of Community and Choice
as we Grow Older
A live-streamed interview from Boston with
Atul Gawande MD, MPH, and Author,
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Presented by Beacon Hill Village in celebration
of 15 years of the Village Movement
Monday, September 25, 2017 l 2:00 PM
Your local host Lamorinda Village will live stream the interview at the
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall
49 Knox Drive, Lafayette
Doors open at 1:00 PM
Followed by small group discussions facilitated by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC
Light refreshments will be served
Dr. Gawande is a renowned surgeon, public health researcher, and writer, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. While Dr. Gawande’s book “Being Mortal” alludes to death, the stories in it are about life. He describes people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations, and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings.
He will discuss options for empowering older adults who want to remain in their homes and enjoy the rich stew of activities, attributes, attitudes and energy that engage the community’s senior population.
One of the great issues worldwide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent (20%) of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. Dr. Gawande’s profound understanding of the importance of choice and community offer valuable insights and solutions for this challenging phenomenon.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at 925-253-2300.