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If You Thought You Were Dying, What Would Matter Most?

South Bay Hospital February 02, 2017

Sun City Center, FL - Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) has coordinated a nationwide public awareness campaign on the importance of talking about end-of-life preferences and goals with loved ones and medical professionals. The RN Club (Registered Nurses Club of Sun City Center), along with other prominent Sun City Center organizations have come together led by retired nurse, Coralease Ruff to bring the program to the Sun City Center community for healthcare professionals and the general public.

Underwritten by the John and Wauna Harman Foundation, the project uses PBS’s FRONTLINE film “Being Mortal,” based on the book of the same name by Atul Gawande, MD, to educate audiences and encourage people to take concrete steps to identify and communicate their wishes for end-of-life care. The Sun City Center site will host the following two sessions:

For Professionals

Thursday, February 9th
2:00 – 4:00 pm
SCC Atrium, the Eberhart Room,
1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Light refreshments provided

For the General Public

Tuesday, February 28th
10:00 – 2:00 pm
Community Hall
1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Light refreshments provided

Visit SouthBayHospital.com/calendar/ or call 1-888-685-1595 to register.

Join a national dialogue taking place locally concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Help patients, friends and family members live their final chapter on their terms. The events include a screening of the PBS FRONTLINE film, Being Mortal, followed by a guided and reflective audience discussion that ends with participants understanding the concrete steps they can take to start having conversations with their loved ones and healthcare professionals.

Sponsors of the events include The Registered Nurses Club of Sun City Center, South Bay Hospital, SunTowers Retirement Community, Brookdale Home Health, LifePath Hospice, Hospice Foundation of America and the Sun City Center Yoga Club. To preview the video, visit: PBS.org

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