On April 13, Altarum Institute and the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, cosponsored a special event: The Last Word: Influential Women Discuss What Matters When Loved Ones Face Aging.” Moderated by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman, the program featured panelists Cheryl Woodson, Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Francine Russo, and Joanne Lynn. The group discussed experiences as family caregivers, interactions with patients and families, and myths about what it means to grow old in America. Their conversation sparked lots of enthusiasm and interest, and a similar program will be held in June in Detroit, Michigan.
To watch the entire program, follow this link:
Key words: Ellen Goodman, Susan Jacoby, Francine Russo, Cheryl Woodson, Muriel Gillick, Joanne Lynn, Janice Lynch Schuster, Altarum Institute, end of life, public policy, aging, caregiving