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A social time with refreshments starts at 1:00; the meeting starts at 1:30. There is a program on social, political, or personal concerns.

Margaret Huyck is the President of the chapter.

For more information, e-mail Margaret Huyck.

Meetings

First Saturday of the month between October and May. Second Saturday in June.

Next Meeting

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Where:

First Unitarian Church, Chris Moore parlor (enter through the smaller doors north or the main sanctuary)
5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. (at 57th Street)
Chicago, IL 60637

Revisiting Advance Directives:
Being Mortal, by Atwal Gawande

Although we have discussed end-of-life issues before in our group, we have not always followed through. This program's discussion is based on a new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by the writer-doctor Atul Gawande. Gawande's book is a wide-ranging overview of what hinders and what improves quality of life in the "frail" years, and how our medical care system ties into these issues. Being Mortal is part analysis, part narrative/memoir, and part proposals for a better quality of life in nursing-homes and assisted living residences. It is a carefully detailed guide to making difficult decisions.

Lorie Rosenblum, Ph.D., MSW, who has front-line experience in the "war zone" that is end-of-life care, will briefly summarize sections of the book. This will be followed by a discussion of our own issues.


Last updated February 1, 2015