Dr. Mandel to present information on palliative medicine
ROCKPORT — Dr. Ira Mandel, in collaboration with Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, will give a presentation on palliative medicine on Sept. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Spectrum Generations, 61 Park St. in Rockland The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Mandel's talk, Palliative Medicine: A Gentler Option For Serious Illness, will cover what palliative medicine, palliative care and hospice are and what they offer with regard to the differing goals of each approach, services provided, what insurance covers and when people may chose one of these options for their care.
Dr. Mandel is a palliative medicine physician and medical director of Pen Bay Healthcare’s Hospice and Palliative Care program. He provides compassionate care with a team of health professionals who honor the wishes of patients with serious illnesses. He contributes a monthly column in The Free Press that seeks to inform the public about choices they may wish to consider.
Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center is a walk-in community center offering information, referrals, programs, services and activities for adults of all ages and abilities. The center is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 596-0339 or visit www.spectrumgenerations.org.
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