Arbor Hospice to host free screening of Being Mortal on April 26 at EHM Senior Solutions in Saline
Posted: April 3, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 3, 2017) – Join Arbor Hospice for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary, Being Mortal, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the EHM Senior Solutions Community Pavilion, located at 400 West Russell Street in Saline. The 54 minute film is based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, M.D.
The film explores the hopes of terminally ill patients and their families, investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and delves into the relationships between patients and their doctors.
Following the screening, moviegoers are invited to a special panel session at 2:30 p.m. with medical experts to learn how to take steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
· Teresa Hagood, hospice and palliative care coordinator for EHM Senior Solutions in Saline
· Dr. Cheryl Huckins, medical director and physician at IHA Extended Care Services
· Ron Nitchie, spiritual care coordinator for Arbor Hospice
This event is sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America, and underwritten by the John and Wauna Harman Foundation. Arbor Hospice has partnered with EHM Senior Solutions in Saline to bring this documentary to the Saline area.
About Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care
Since 1984, Arbor Hospice, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been committed to providing quality, compassionate care for those experiencing life-limiting illnesses throughout southeast Michigan. Arbor is integrated into the community with the help of its experienced staff and caring volunteers through its certified hospice and palliative care services, inpatient hospice services, grief support services and community education programs. Arbor is now united in caring with Hospice of Michigan, forming the state’s largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider. Together the affiliated organizations’ 700 employees and nearly 700 volunteers care for more than 1,800 patients throughout the Lower Peninsula. For more information, visit www.arborhospice.org or call 888.992.2273.