Explore the questions that accompany aging, living and dying with dignity with a discussion of Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal. This is book explores themes of value to all faithful people - both for their own lives, and the lives of those they love and care for.
In BEING MORTAL, Medicine and What Matters Most in the End, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explores the very limits of his profession in dealing with aging and end of life issues.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks said of this book, “We have come to medicalize aging, frailty, and death, treating them as if they were just one more clinical problem to overcome. However, it is not only medicine that is needed in one’s declining years but life – a life with meaning, a life as rich and full as possible under the circumstances. Being Mortal is not only wise and deeply moving, it is an essential and insightful book for our times, as one would expect from Atul Gawande, one of our finest physician writers.”
Wednesdays, Dinner at 6:30PM, Book Discussion at 7:00PM, led by the Reverends Noah Evans and Garrett Yates
Sundays at 7:00PM, led by Eileen Sharbaugh and Jane Adams
Fridays at 1:30PM led by Erin Morey and Kristen Morgan