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Being Mortal: Frontline Film & Discussion, with Patrick Arbore, EdD

October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ReImagine #1: Monday, October 28th, 6-8 p.m. (1 hour film, 1 hour discussion)
Being Mortal: Frontline Film & Discussion, with Patrick Arbore, EdD
Host & Facilitator: Patrick Arbore, EdD, IOA
Location: 3575 Geary Blvd., SF, CA 94118
Registration/Information: https://beingmortalioa.eventbrite.com
Paid Event: General Admission: $10.00; Seniors (62+) and students: $5.00

Institute on Aging and Reimagine End of Life welcome you to a viewing and lecture/discussion of the PBS Frontline film, Being Mortal, which explores terminal illness & final choices, based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande.

First, we’ll view Being Mortal, a PBS Frontline film, featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, physician and writer, as he presents several families grappling with serious illness and end-of-life choices. Like Dr. Gawande’s best-selling book, on which the film is based, Being Mortal explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors, including Dr. Gawande himself, struggle to talk honestly and openly.

After the film, we’ll engage in an interactive discussion, facilitated by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Founder of The Friendship Line and Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP)—both programs at Institute on Aging. Dr. Arbore conducts workshops and and presents lectures, locally and nationally, on grief, end-of-life and aging-related subjects.

Previous showings of this film through IOA have sparked deep thought and dialogue about “what matters most,” and this event is sure to prompt the same. Join us, and be a part of a growing, national conversation.




October 28, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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