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Events for Thursday November 8, 2012


Computer Savvy Seniors

Computer Savvy Seniors


Thursday November 8, 2012

This beginners program is for seniors with little or no experience using computers. The seven week series will begin with learning mouse skills and will include instruction in windows management, Word, the keyboard, the internet, and email. The final session will be an open lab to review all the previous classes. This program is designed with beginners in mind and will include lots of review. Registration is required and is for the whole seven week program. Registration begins on Monday, August 29. Please call the Reference Department at 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.


Director's Book Club

Director's Book Club


Thursday November 8, 2012
10:00 AM
Join us as we discuss A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his footsteps and signs up to go overseas as a nurse during the Great War, helping to deal with the many wounded. There, serving on a hospital ship, she makes a promise to a dying young lieutenant to take a message to his brother.


3 to 5 year old story time

Three to Five Year Old Story Time


Thursday November 8, 2012
10:00 AM
Come every week and listen to a variety of stories with other children your age through November 15th. Registration is required and can be done in person or by telephone at 973-538-6161.


Afternoon Movie

Afternoon Movie


Thursday November 8, 2012
2:00 PM
Come to the movies on your day off school. Spend the afternoon watching the classic Dr. Seuss story, The Lorax.


Making Difficult Decisions

Making Difficult Decisions at the End of Life


Thursday November 8, 2012
7:00 PM
In this talk, certified hospice nurse Michele Leinaweaver will explain some of the most common and troubling decisions people encounter at the end of life.

Some of those decisions are whether or not to be resuscitated (DNR), the choice about placing a feeding tube, and the decision to enter into hospice care. There are no easy answers to the many questions and decisions we are faced with when we or a loved one are navigating through a terminal diagnosis or a life limiting disease. Where once doctors had very little in their tool chests to prevent death, medical technology has now given us so many tools that we often don’t know what to do with them. Today, we can help people stay alive - but we can’t necessarily make them better; therein lies the problem. Now families have to decide what to do - how far to go and when to let go – and this is not easy. People are often asked to make choices  they are not prepared to make, and to make them without sufficient information or experience with outcomes. Study after study shows that most Americans are afraid of dying a prolonged death hooked up to machines and yet so often, this is what happens. How do we begin to navigate this difficult terrain?

Bio

Michele Foster Leinaweaver is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. She is currently a home hospice nurse with Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice but has also worked at Compassionate Care Hospice’s Inpatient Unit at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. Before becoming a nurse, Michele earned her degrees in the field of history with a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Northeastern University.
 


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