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.
While Dr. Gawande’s book title alludes to death, the stories in it are actually about life. 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.
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. In his book, Dr. Gawande 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. Not only will Dr. Gawande share these messages and more with us, but he will also answer questions from Villages around the country.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village in Boston has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. The event will be live-streamed to Villages across the United States.
Monadnock at Home will broadcast the live event on September 25, 2017 at a watch party, starting at 4:15 for a light dinner, followed by the live broadcast from 5pm-6pm, and concluding with a question and answer session from our panel of local professionals. This event is sold out!