On Tuesday April 1, 6:00pm-7:30pm, MOLST (Massachusetts Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) will be discussed at a community forum, "Take Control of Your End-of-Life Wishes," at JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge St, Florence. Free and open to the public. Presenters include:
• Jeffrey Zesiger, MD, Medical Director, Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, and Director of Palliative Care at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
• Beth Warner, DO, Medical Director, Geriatric Services, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
• Maureen Groden, RN, MS, CHPN, Hospice and Palliative Care Manager, VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson
• Jeanne Ryan, MA, OTR, MBA, Executive Director, Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice/Cross-Continuum Services, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
"Attendees will learn about the importance of taking about end-of-life wishes with family and healthcare provider; how to make sure those wishes will be carried out, including discussion about MOLST and options for end-of-life care."
For more information, call 413-584-1060
Northampton Community TV and WHMP hosted a community forum February 25, 2014, entitled "A Matter of Life and Death." It was attended by a standing-room-only crowd and televised live! The panelists all had personal connections to people who planned their deaths. You can view this lively discussion of end-of-life issues, options, and rights on NCTV and YouTube. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXnSGOqUPZc (1 hr 40 min video of this public forum).