The Arlington Council on Aging FREE Screening of “Being Mortal”

Documentary Presented In Collaboration with the Hospice Foundation of America

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00pm

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Join us for this FREE Arlington Council on Aging Event

...Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00PM

 

 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Doors Open: 6:30PM
Screening Begins Promptly at 7:00PM

The COA, was selected as a Screen Site for the Hospice Foundation of America’s Being Mortal project — ”Hope Is Not a Plan”


 

 

 

 


Medicine has triumphed in modern times transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable.  But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should…

FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients….


The project was made possible through a generous grant from…
...the John and Wauna Harman Foundation

TRANSPORTATION
The COA Van will be running that night FREE of charge for those Arlington residents unable to drive. 
Please call the Arlington COA 781-316-3400 In-Advance if you would like a ride.