Carroll Hospice To Present ‘Being Mortal’ at County Senior Centers

Carroll Hospice, in partnership with the Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities, will present the 30-minute film “Being Mortal” at the county’s senior centers this summer.

This Frontline documentary follows author and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., as he explores the relationship doctors have with patients nearing the end of life. The film, in conjunction with Dr. Gawande’s book “Being Mortal,” investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how he and other doctors are often uncomfortable talking with patients about chronic illnesses and death.

It also will provide information on the choices available when you or a loved one becomes seriously ill and cover the conversations that you should have with your family and health care providers.

A question-and-answer session with Carroll Hospice staff will follow the film. Dessert will be provided by Carroll Hospice, so please call the senior center to let staff know you plan to attend.

The schedule of showings is as follows:

Thursday, July 18 at 12:15 p.m. at the Taneytown Senior Center
220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown

Tuesday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the South Carroll Senior Center
5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg

Tuesday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the North Carroll Senior Center
2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead

Wednesday, September 5 at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Senior Center
125 Stoner Avenue, Westminster

Wednesday, September 11 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Airy Senior Center
703 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy

For more information about Carroll Hospice’s services and care, please visit our website or call 410-871-8000.

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