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Being Mortal: Watch Party: A live webcast featuring Dr. Atul Gawande

Dr. Atul Gawande’s celebrated 2014 book Being Mortal continues to sustain a lively national conversation about living well and ending well in older age.

Gawande will be the keynote speaker at a nationally simulcast public forum held to celebrate 15 years of the aging-in-place movement. Where: Rye Free Reading Room, Rye. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Free to the community.
 To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village in Boston has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. The event will be live streamed to Villages across the United States

To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village in Boston has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. The event will be live streamed to Villages across the United States

Dr. Gawande is a renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. While Dr. Gawande’s book title alludes to death, the stories in it are actually about life. He describes people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one size-fits-all corporate offerings. He includes Beacon Hill Village and the Village model as an option for assisting older adults in their efforts, which has often meant providing services and extending community to people who want to remain in their own homes and enjoy the rich stew of activities, attributes, attitudes and ages that engage the community’s older adult population.

 

Event Location: Community Meeting Room
Sponsored by Rye Free Reading Room