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Atul Gawande Talk (Live Streaming from Boston)
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Ashby Village Office (Chapel of Thousand Oaks Baptist Church)
1821 Catalina Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
Atul gawande talk
(live video streaming from ashby village office)
RSVP: register online (above) or contact email@example.com or call 510-204-9200. Space is limited!
WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2-3:30 PM
WHERE: Chapel of Thousand Oaks Baptist Church
Ashby Village Office, 1821Catalina Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
Beacon Hill Village has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in a live-streamed talk by Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal.
About Atul Gawande
Dr. Gawande is a renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. He describes people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings. He includes Beacon Hill Village and the Village model as an option for assisting older adults in their efforts, which has often meant providing services and extending community to people who want to remain in their own homes and enjoy the rich stew of activities, attributes, attitudes and ages that engage the community’s older adult population.
Choice and community are concepts honored throughout the Village Movement. These concepts are behind the underlying principles that led to the founding of Beacon Hill Village and subsequent 200+ Villages that impact the lives of older adults across the country. One of the great issues worldwide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent (20%) of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. The Village Concept and Dr. Gawande’s profound understanding of the importance of choice and community offer valuable insights and solutions for this challenging phenomenon.