Forum to Address Quality of Life, Illness, Disability and Aging
On Saturday, September 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Bennington-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a SpeakSooner community forum, ‘Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully with Illness, Disability and Aging,’ at the MACK Performing Arts Center at Arlington Memorial High School, 529 E Arlington Road, Arlington. The program is free and open to the public. Panelists for the program include patient Jim Baker, caregiver Kim Baker, family practice physician Dr. Michael Welther and Rev. Kathleen Clark. CCM founder Dr. Bernard Bandman will moderate the program. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit and have the opportunity to ask questions of panelists. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot call 802-442-5800 or go to speaksoonerarlington.rsvpify.com.
Healthcare decisions and quality of life considerations are making an impact across all sectors of society. For the past 20 years, CCM has developed hands-on tools and educational programs that help to promote open and honest communication between patients, family caregivers and healthcare professionals, resulting in better informed decisions about care, greater patient satisfaction and reduced healthcare costs.