April 17 - 23, 2017

National Healthcare Decision Week

Locations around Brattleboro

If I had a serious accident or illness and couldn’t communicate, would people know my wishes?” 

April 17– 23 communities all across the country are promoting the importance of Advance Care Directives.  Taking Steps Brattleboro is joining in, providing information and events at convenient locations in Brattleboro.

Come to one, or more or call Joanna at Taking Steps 802-257-0775 x 101 for more information.

Monday April 17

“Who’s Your Person? Choosing an Agent” How do you do that? with Suzanne Weinberg /bring your brown bag lunch from 12:00 to 1:00, the River Garden, 157 Main Street

Free Information Table – Your Questions Answered:
Brattleboro Food Co-op 11:00 to 1:00

Tuesday April 18

“Advance Care Planning for Those Under 35 – Why me, why now?”  with Hannah Thurber. An informal presentation/bring your brown bag lunch, 12:00 to 1:00 at the River Garden, 157 Main Street

Free Information Table – Your Questions Answered: 
Brattleboro Food Co-op 11:00 to 1:00
The Richards Building Lobby at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital 11:00 -1:00

Wednesday April 19

What is Living Well to Me?”  An interactive exploration using GO WISH Cards with Penfield Chester /bring your brown bag lunch 12:00 to 1:00 at the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Free Information Table – Your Questions Answered:
Brattleboro Food Co-op 11:00 to 1:00 and 4:00-6:00
The Richards Building Lobby at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital 11:00 -1:00
Brattleboro Senior Center, Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St.  11:30-1:00

Thursday April 20

“Advance Directives Discussion for Men” with Don Freeman   A discussion often avoided/ bring your brown bag lunch 12:00 to 1:00 at the River Garden, 157 Main Street     

Free information Table –Your Questions Answered: 
Brattleboro Food Co-op 11:00 to 1:00
The Richards Building Lobby at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital 11:00 -1:00

Friday April 21

“What Does It Take to Be a Healthcare Agent” with Edie Mas / bring your brown bag lunch 12:00-1:00 at the River Garden, 157 Main Street,

Free Information Table – Your Questions Answered:
The Richards Building Lobby at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital  11:00 -1:00

The Weekend: April 22 & 23 

Free Films (and conversation)

Saturday April 22 (Earth Day) 2:30 p.m.  “Will for the Woods” the story of one man’s quest for Green Burial, The Meeting Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

Sunday April 23, 4 p.m.  Defending your Life”  an afterlife comedy starring Meryl Streep and Al Brooks The Latchis, Theater 3, 50 Main St.

Tuesday April 25

Death Cafe the worldwide phenomena returns to Brattleboro!  More info here:  Death Cafe April 25