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Informational Fairs


Being Mortal – Screening & Discussion

Thursday, October 6
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro
Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk about dying with their patients? And how can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Now, Gawande teamed with FRONTLINE (PBS) to bring his personal journey — and the stories of his patients and their families —
to life, and that challenges us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. Preregistration required. CEUs available.

To register, please call Jeff LaValley, Marketing and Fund Development Manager, at 774-203-1306.


Surgical Weight Loss Options

Wednesday, October 19
6 - 8 p.m.
Michael J. Poissant Clinical Education Center
Sturdy’s Wellness Weight Management Program, in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, will be hosting a FREE information session. If diet and exercise have not worked, or you’ve developed life-threatening medical conditions because of excess weight, it may be time to consider weight loss surgery. Please call 508-236-8019 to register and for more information call 508-236-7497.


Being Mortal – Screening & Discussion

Thursday, October 20
6 - 8 p.m.
Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro
Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk about dying with their patients? And how can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Now, Gawande teamed with FRONTLINE (PBS) to bring his personal journey — and the stories of his patients and their families —
to life, and that challenges us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. Preregistration required. CEUs available.

To register, please call Jeff LaValley, Marketing and Fund Development Manager, at 774-203-1306.


Health Care Proxy and MOLST Forms Education Session

Thursday, October 27
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Conference Rooms D & E
Please join Sturdy’s oncology nurses to learn why it is important to complete the Health Care Proxy and Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) forms, what their real purpose is, and how to complete the forms correctly. The oncology nurses will provide discussion and assistance. Bring a friend or family member. Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call 508-236-7010.


Women’s Cancer: Screening to Survivorship

Thursday, October 27
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hospital Auditorium
Join members of the oncology department at Sturdy as they discuss all aspects of women’s cancer. Bring a loved one or a friend and learn more about the importance of self-screening, early detection, treatment options and survivorship. Light refreshments will be served. Call 508-236-8025 to register.


AARP Driver Safety Program

Friday, November 4
9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hospital Auditorium
This one-day course is designed to help motorists refresh their driving skills, and includes information about new traffic laws and rules of the road, vision changes, medication and driving, as well as defensive driving. Some states offer discounts on automobile insurance rates by attending this class. Call your insurance agent to see if your state participates in this program. Light refreshments will be served. Class size is limited and registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call 508-236-8020.


Health Care Proxy and MOLST Forms Education Session

Tuesday, November 29
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Conference Rooms D & E
Please join Sturdy’s oncology nurses to learn why it is important to complete the Health Care Proxy and Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) forms, what their real purpose is, and how to complete the forms correctly. The oncology nurses will provide discussion and assistance. Bring a friend or family member. Light dinner will be served. To register, please call 508-236-7010.