2016-05-20 / Community

Hospice discussion to continue

Based on overflow attendance at Hospice of Southern Maine’s recent Thresholds Conference, it will keep the conversation going with six community forums highlighting excerpts of the conference.

These six forums kick off in South Portland on May 19, and are free to the public. The Thresholds Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Diane Meier, will be featured in a short video, and will provide a guide on what to say and do when having important conversations with patients, physicians, family members and loved ones about end of life care.

“The fact that the conference sold out over a month ahead of time and we filled a remote viewing room in short order as well, to me is evidence of the overwhelming desire to understand that there are options, even at end of life,” said Daryl Cady, Hospice of Southern Maine CEO. “People want the most out of their life and want to understand how to make that happen, even when facing serious prognosis.”

The Thresholds Community Forums are free and open to the public and will include a light supper, screening of a short video highlighting key points from the conference, and a facilitated discussion about what to say and do when talking about end-of-life and quality-of-life decisions with family, friends, or physicians

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