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Being Mortal-Screening and Discussion

You're invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program "Being Mortal" on October 2, from 4:00 - 6:00 at the Health Sciences Auditorium at Walla Walla Community College. You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks "Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?"

"Being Mortal" delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande's own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Watch a short trailer here

See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

This program is locally sponsored by Walla Walla Community Hospice, Providence St Mary Medical Center and Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital.

Earlier Event: September 29
Grief Support Group
Later Event: October 4
Circle of Caring