SpeakSooner® Community Education Film Series – Saturday, October 26

September 25, 2019 by celia

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM)’s SpeakSooner® Community Education Film Series continues on Saturday October 26, 6pm at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201, with an exclusive screening of The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

The SpeakSooner® film series has been hugely successful in helping to foster open and honest communication at a time when it is most needed – even with humor! The upcoming film does just this as two men who meet as patients facing serious illness find ways of transforming medical crisis into an opportunity to find meaning in their lives.

After the film there will be a panel discussion with cardiologist, Dr. Scott Rogge, nurse practitioner, Alison Malmborg, and patient, Jeff Babson discussing quality of life challenges that arise at these pivotal moments.

Tickets are $25 and include a dessert reception. Tickets can be purchased by calling Oldcastle Theatre at (802) 447-0564 or reserve online here.

The SpeakSooner® film series is offered by the Center for Communication in Medicine to educate the public about how to improve communication between patients, families and healthcare providers. To learn more about CCM programs and communication tools visit speaksooner.org.


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