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Free Community Forum June 8: Palliative Care, Advance Directives and Planning for End-of-Life Care

Do you know what kind of medical care you would want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes?

On June 8, the Bennington office of the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region and Brookdale at Fillmore Pond will sponsor a free community forum on the value of palliative care and the importance of advance healthcare decision-making.

The session will be held at noon at Brookdale at Fillmore Pond on 300 Village Lane in Bennington, Vermont. Allen Hutcheson, MD and Diane E. Smith, MD, physicians affiliated with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will provide information on palliative care and the importance of documenting your healthcare wishes.

The session is free and open to the public and lunch will be served. To reserve your place, call 802.447.7000 before June 5.