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Lasell Hosts 2012 Massachusetts Gerontology Association Fall Policy Forum

October 18, 2012

Lasell's RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies will host the Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) Fall Policy Forum on October 19, 2012. The forum, End-of-Life Care, Choices, and Conversations, will include discussion led by a panel of researchers, practitioners and public policy makers around end-of-life care, the Massachusetts Death with Dignity Initiative and related policy issues.

The forum takes place on October 19, 2012 from noon-4:00pm in deWitt Auditorium at Lasell College.

"Two key components for the forum are information and support. The MGA Forum was designed to provide an opportunity for individuals to share their knowledge and create dialogue about a universal, inevitable life stage," said Joann Montepare, president of the MGA and Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies and Professor of Psychology at Lasell.

The diverse group of panelists who will lead the discussion throughout the forum, include: Ruth Palombo, Assistant Secretary, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Len Fishman, CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), Terry Bard, a teacher, clinical psychologist, ethicist, rabbi, and member of Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry since 1976, Sandra Bertman, Distinguished Professor of Thanatology, Palliative Care and the Arts at the National Center for Death Education, and Leonard Morse, past President of both the Massachusetts Medical Society and Worcester District Medical Society.

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