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"Being Mortal" Screening on June 28

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Apr 17, 2017 9:21:51 AM


Join West Ridge for a Special Screening of Being Mortal

Conversations around death and dying are never easy. While some of us have thought about our end-of-life goals, many of us still haven’t considered how we will spend our remaining time if faced with a life-threatening illness. While it’s important to define these goals, it’s equally important to discuss them with your family, your doctors and your caregivers.

Join the West Ridge community on June 28, 2017 for a special screening of Being Mortal, presented by Mercy Hospice. This documentary explores the hopes of patients with terminal illnesses and the relationship between patients, their families, doctors and caregivers. We will follow the screening with a facilitated discussion open to everyone.

“Being Mortal touches on an important topic that too many of us are afraid to discuss,” says West Ridge Administrator, Richard Curphey. “We hope this screening opens the doors for patients and their families to start having these tough conversations so they can celebrate life and make the most of the time they have together.”

We invite residents, their families, friends and anyone from the community to watch this moving documentary with us, participate in the conversation and explore the issues that matter to you. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat.

Watch the trailer here.

To reserve your seat or for more information about the screening, please call Katy Smith at (319)784-8684.

We hope to see you there!

This free screening is made possible by a grant from the John and Wuana Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.

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