Being Mortal-Pitkin County

Being Mortal-Pitkin County

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04-05-17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pitkin County Library
Address: 120 N Mill St, Aspen, CO, United States

FILM & DISCUSSION: “BEING MORTAL”
FRONTLINE follows Atul Gawande as he explores
the relationships doctors have with patients who
are nearing the end of life. Based on Gawande’s
book, Being Mortal, the fi lm investigates the
practice of caring for the dying, and shows how
doctors, himself included, are often remarkably
untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking
about chronic illness and death with their patients.
A facilitated discussion will follow.

Co-sponsored by Alpine Area Agency on Aging, Homecare and Hospice of the Valley, and Pitkin County Senior Services

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    The State of Colorado is implementing new regulations governing assisted living facilities – new rules they will have to follow to operate and care for their residents. The draft rules being considered include items from dementia care standards supported by the Alzheimer's Association. All the nearly 700 assisted living residences operating in our state will have to follow them if they are adopted. However, changes can still be made to them. You can help make these rules better for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

    How? Attend one of the public meetings listed below and tell your family’s Alzheimer’s story as it relates to the assisted living residence your loved one lived in. The state agency considering these new rules needs to hear from families who utilized these facilities so they can ensure the rules work for the people who reside in them.

    Use your story to improve the quality of every assisted living residence across our state. Your voice can make a difference!

    • What: Town hall meetings
    • Hosted by: Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division (HFEMSD)
    • Topic: Assisted living facility regulations
    • When/Where: You only have to attend one meeting, but you can attend as many as you wish
    • To RSVP: RSVP for any of the meetings here.

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    Commons of Hilltop (Garden Room), 625 27½ Rd.

    Pueblo, CO
    Dec. 13, 5:00-7:00 pm
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Greeley, CO
    Jan. 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
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    Westminster, CO
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    Covenant Village of CO (Fellowship Hall), 9153 Yarrow St.

    RSVP for one or more meetings

    Thank you for helping the Alzheimer’s Association improve the quality of our state’s assisted living residences, which will improve the lives of residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

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    The State of Colorado is implementing new regulations governing assisted living facilities – new rules they will have to follow to operate and care for their residents. The draft rules being considered include items from dementia care standards supported by the Alzheimer's Association. All the nearly 700 assisted living residences operating in our state will have to follow them if they are adopted. However, changes can still be made to them. You can help make these rules better for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

    How? Attend one of the public meetings listed below and tell your family’s Alzheimer’s story as it relates to the assisted living residence your loved one lived in. The state agency considering these new rules needs to hear from families who utilized these facilities so they can ensure the rules work for the people who reside in them.

    Use your story to improve the quality of every assisted living residence across our state. Your voice can make a difference!

    • What: Town hall meetings
    • Hosted by: Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division (HFEMSD)
    • Topic: Assisted living facility regulations
    • When/Where: You only have to attend one meeting, but you can attend as many as you wish
    • To RSVP: RSVP for any of the meetings here.

    Greeley, CO
    Jan. 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
    Aims Community College (Cornerstone Conference Ctr.), 5401 20th St.

    Westminster, CO
    Jan. 5, 9:30-11:30 am
    Covenant Village of CO (Fellowship Hall), 9153 Yarrow St.

    RSVP for one or more meetings

    Thank you for helping the Alzheimer’s Association improve the quality of our state’s assisted living residences, which will improve the lives of residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

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    The State of Colorado is implementing new regulations governing assisted living facilities – new rules they will have to follow to operate and care for their residents. The draft rules being considered include items from dementia care standards supported by the Alzheimer's Association. All the nearly 700 assisted living residences operating in our state will have to follow them if they are adopted. However, changes can still be made to them. You can help make these rules better for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

    How? Attend one of the public meetings listed below and tell your family’s Alzheimer’s story as it relates to the assisted living residence your loved one lived in. The state agency considering these new rules needs to hear from families who utilized these facilities so they can ensure the rules work for the people who reside in them.

    Use your story to improve the quality of every assisted living residence across our state. Your voice can make a difference!

    • What: Town hall meetings
    • Hosted by: Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division (HFEMSD)
    • Topic: Assisted living facility regulations
    • When/Where: You only have to attend one meeting, but you can attend as many as you wish
    • To RSVP: RSVP for any of the meetings here.

    Westminster, CO
    Jan. 5, 9:30-11:30 am
    Covenant Village of CO (Fellowship Hall), 9153 Yarrow St.

    RSVP for one or more meetings

    Thank you for helping the Alzheimer’s Association improve the quality of our state’s assisted living residences, which will improve the lives of residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

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