Posted: 07/22/2022 09:02:54
Modified: 07/22/2022 09:00:36
On Sunday, July 24, Dr. Rosanne Leipzig will present “Honest Aging: What’s the Right Medical Care for Older Adults?” for Monadnock Summer High School.
The presentation will take place at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main Street, at 11 a.m., preceded at 10:30 a.m. by music from Fireside Winds.
A leader in geriatric studies, Leipzig’s awards include the Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award, the Brookdale National Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, the Paula Ettlebrick Community Service Award for Advocacy for LGBT Elders, and Mount Sinai’s Jacobi Medallion. She has appeared in “Today”, “CBS Evening News” and “CBS Sunday Morning”, and has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
His talk will focus on the medical evidence that provides a framework for making decisions about illness and medical intervention, including the questions patients and families should ask and providers should answer, and how decision-making about health can be made less expensive and more closely aligned with one’s own health. personal definition of health.
Moderator Meredith MacMartin is director of inpatient clinical services for palliative care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and director of the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care. A native of Peterborough, MacMartin graduated from the College of William and Mary, attended Wake Forest School of Medicine and trained in internal and palliative care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
The program is also available online. Go to monadnocklyceum.org for more information.