Summer Programs Offer Advice on End-of-Life Planning

Posted July 12, 2013, at 3:01 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 to Saturday, August 10, 2013; 2 p.m.

Location: Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street, Rockland, ME

Contact: ; 207-594-9561


Adults of all ages who want to take a proactive approach to medical, financial and legal concerns of late life can get expert advice by attending “” The free, two-part symposium is on two Saturdays, July 20 and August 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library.

The July 20 program will center on medical concerns. Topics will include hospice versus palliative care, end-of-life treatment and service options, and how to complete an advance directive to communicate your choices for care. Presenters include Susan Folk, MSN, FNP-C, Kno-Wal-Lin hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner and Dorn McMahon, LCSW, Kno-Wal-Lin hospice and palliative care social worker.

On August 10, Camden attorney Pamela G. Terry of McKittrick & Warren, P.A., will explain the financial and legal steps she believes every adult should take to prepare for late life. Michael Hall, president and funeral director of Hall Funeral Homes, and interfaith chaplain Rev. Eva P. Thompson, offer an exploration of traditional and nontraditional funeral and burial options including “green” burial.

Register in advance for one or both events by calling Kno-Wal-Lin at 594-9561. Please indicate whether you plan to attend one or both sessions. Refreshments will be served.

The symposium is sponsored by Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice and co-sponsored by the Rockland Public Library, Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care.