Events in April–June 2020
- Dealing with a Serious Illness - What You Need to Know
Dealing with a Serious Illness - What You Need to Know
The League of Women Voters of Schenectady will present a panel discussion of information you would wish to have, should you or a loved one face a serious illness.
When: April 6 at 6-7:30pm
Where: McChesney Room of the Karen B. Johnson Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady
Speakers: Dr George Giokas, Palliative Care Partners; Gwen Bondi, President and CEO of Advance Care Planning Consulting Services; Cathryn Bern-Smith, Manager of Schenectady County Senior and Long Term Care Services; Del B. Salmon, Attorney
The panel discussion will cover:
- How to speak with your doctor to best understand treatment options and prognosis
- How to communicate what is important to you, how to make sure your wishes are understood and followed by medical caregivers and family
- Differences between traditional illness care, Palliative, and Hospice Care
- Resources available in the community, what gaps exist, what insurance typically covers
- Legal steps you can take when healthy, to assure that your wishes are known and how to name a designated person can act for you, if you are not able.
Join us for this important discussion.
- How we can ensure sufficient long term care services for when we may need it in our home
How we can ensure sufficient long term care services for when we may need it in our homeBethlehem Library451 Delaware Ave.Delmar, NY 12054
StateWide Albany County Chapter is hosting a showing of the film “CARE" together
with a panel presentation and discussion on the crisis in long-term care and what
needs to be done. Panelists include:
• Deborah Riitano, Commissioner of the Albany County Department for Aging;
• Bryan O'Malley, Executive Director, The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance
Association of New York State;
• Kelly McMullen, Member NY StateWide Senior Action Council's Public Policy
Committee and the Caring Majority Steering Committee.
The film runs one half hour. This event is cosponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors
and the Caring Majority. Call 518-689-1084 with questions.
For more information, See the Flyer.