Educare – An Early Childhood Development and Parenting Project

Please join interested and knowledgeable people who are involved in childhood development, childhood education, adult education, nutrition, and other other children’s services to determine the viability of an Educare program for a discussion on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 pm at St. Brendan’s Church, 627 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle. Please read further for …

A Tale of Two Deaths

Three daughters gathered in the hospital room where their mother lay dying. This had been long expected, and the two daughters from out of state and the one who lived nearby sat together around her bed – reminiscing, sharing stories, laughing, crying, and singing their mother’s favorite hymns together. The hospital staff came in periodically …

"Being Mortal" Showing in Brooksville

On Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm, the film "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" will be screened at the Brooksville Free Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. Being Mortal is based on Atul Gawande's best-selling book and explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with …

TiP Learning Community - April 21, 2017

The Learning Community, a compendium of links to digital information on aging, comes out periodically; this edition an be accessed by clicking on the title. Read how geriatricians can help patients safely navigate multiple ailments.

Optimizing Healthcare Choices for Difficult Times

As a veteran hospice volunteer, my role is to support individuals who are critically ill or whose condition may be terminal and their caregivers. When I first visit, I want to know: “Who is this person?” “Who is he behind the illness?” “What did she love to do?” “What are the priorities right now?” And …