Aching backs, living wills… Ouch. Find out how to manage


Some of the issues of aging can be less painful with help from talks from Penn Partners in Healthy Living. Heres some of what they have to offer on campus:

Whats New in Medicare? A representative of KEPRO, the agency that protects the rights of people on Medicare, will review new procedures and benefits and how Medicare recipients can choose the best HMO or other policy for them and prevent making mistakes about their coverage. Speaker Dale B. Fry, a KEPRO marketing specialist, will answer questions and speak to participants individually after the lecture.

square.gifTuesday, Apr. 10, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Scheie Eye Institute, 51 N. 38th St.

Oh, My Aching Back: Dr. Curtis Slipman, director of The Spine Center, will explain the latest in treatment and therapy for back pain. Slipman will answer questions and speak to participants individually after the lecture.

square.gifTuesday, April 17, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Hirst Auditorium at the Hospital, 3400 Spruce St.

Living Wills: Medical Considerations Dr. Horace DeLisser, a member of the Ethics Committee at the Hospital, will outline how doctors can work with families to ensure the most humane treatment for people in end-of-life circumstances. He will explain living wills and what people should consider in preparing one. DeLisser will answer questions and speak to participants individually after the lecture.

square.gifTuesday, Apr. 24, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Hirst Auditiorium at the Hospital.

Living Wills and Powers of Attorney: Legal Considerations Sandra L. Chaff, a local attorney who works with end-of-life issues, will outline how doctors can work with families to insure that the wishes of an incapacitated person are respected and carried out. Chaff will explain how the living will works and the legal aspects people should consider in preparing one. She will answer questions and speak to participants individually after the lecture.

square.gifMonday, May 7, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Scheie Eye Institute.

Additional courses from Partners in Healthy Living are coming up at Pennsylvania Hospital and at Penn Medicine at Radnor. They are Managing Stress Gracefully (Radnor), Pulling up Stakes: Planning and Implementing a Successful Move (Radnor), and Diabetes Update (Pennsylvania Hospital).

For information and registration, call 1-800-789-PENN.

 

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Originally published on April 5, 2001