Summer programs offer advice on end-of-life planning

Jun 23, 2013

Rockport — Adults of all ages who want to take a proactive approach to medical, financial and legal concerns of late life can get expert advice by attending Your Life, Your Choices: Practical Guidance for End-of-Life Planning.

The free, two-part symposium is on two Saturdays, July 20 and Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library.

The July 20 program will center on medical concerns. Topics will include hospice vs. palliative care, end-of-life treatment and service options, and how to complete an advance directive to communicate choices for care.

Presenters include Susan Folk, Kno-Wal-Lin hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner and Dorn McMahon,Kno-Wal-Lin hospice and palliative care social worker.

On Aug. 10, Camden attorney Pamela G. Terry of McKittrick & Warren, P.A., will explain the financial and legal steps she believes every adult should take to prepare for late life. Michael Hall, president and funeral director of Hall Funeral Homes, and interfaith chaplain Rev. Eva P. Thompson, offer an exploration of traditional and nontraditional funeral and burial options including green burial.

Register in advance for one or both events by calling Kno-Wal-Lin at 594-9561. Please indicate whether if attending one or both sessions. Refreshments will be served.

The symposium is sponsored by Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and co-sponsored by Rockland Public Library, Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care.

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