Film and discussion on mortality to take place this Tuesday

MIDDLEBURY — Local health care providers and agencies that deal with death and dying will host a community discussion about the end of life, along with a screening on the subject on Tuesday.
“Being Mortal,” a documentary by Atul Gawande that originally aired on the PBS program “Frontline,” will be screened at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society off Charles Avenue in Middlebury on March 21. A welcome reception will begin at 6 p.m., the film will be shown at 6:30, and a conversation facilitated by palliative care specialist Dr. Diana Barnard will follow at 7:30.
A central question is “If you thought you were dying, what would matter most?” The film explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Members of the public are invited to share thoughts and questions, too.
The event is hosted by the Addison County End of Life Care Partnership and the CVUUS, with help from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.
It is free; light refreshments will be served.
More information: 388-4111 or [email protected].

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