Being Mortal

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Date(s) - 19 Apr, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Brookdale Senior Living


Movie and Conversation on Being Mortal
April 19, 3‐5pm

Brookdale Santa Fe and Comfort Keepers invite you to a free discussion of the book and film Being Mortal and about what matters most to you, your friends and family when one of you is seriously ill. We will talk about the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a person’s true wishes can be known and honored. This vital discussion underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end‐of‐life decisions.

We will show the documentary Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, which delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

This free event is Wednesday, April 19, 3‐5pm, at Brookdale, 640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505. A panel of care providers will be available to discuss end‐of‐life goals and communicating with your loved ones.

  • Karin Thron, M.D., Ambercare Hospice Medical Director
  • Pam Plaza, RN, Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Leslie Van Pelt, Comfort Keepers
  • Jan Jahner, RN, Kristin St. Clair, RN, Palliative Care, CSVH
  • Denys Cope, RN, BSN, author of Dying, A Natural Passage

    We will review the advance directive documents and discuss filling them out. Community resources and advance directives will be available. Refreshments will be provided by Brookdale of Santa Fe.

    Explore and actively engage in what matters most to you in life and at the end of life. Everyone is invited. We hope to see you there!

    If you have any questions, please contact Eileen, Grief Recovery Specialist/Comfort Keepers Community Outreach, at 428.0670 or

    Dedicated, Experienced In-Home Caregivers
    505.982.1298| 1301 Luisa St. Santa Fe, NM 87505 |