Planning for the Future When Dealing with Cancer

December 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
St Mark's
85 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Support Connection

Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers, as well as adult family members of those diagnosed. To learn more or to pre-register (pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Cancer diagnosis, surgery, treatment and survivorship require tremendous energy and stamina. Decisions are often made under pressure. However, good advance planning for health care decisions can be beneficial throughout your life. Educating yourself on the practicalities of planning can restore control and peace of mind.

This program will help you develop a road map for making decisions about medical treatment now and in the future, for yourself and your family. Topics will include: Why do I need to plan? What do I need to know?

What laws, rights and options affect my health care, choices and quality of life? Why is it important to communicate with my family? How do I begin his conversation? A question and answer period will follow.

SPEAKERS: Jerri Rosenfeld, LCSW and Robin Perlmutter, LMSW. Ms. Rosenfeld has been a clinical social worker for over 30 years. She is the Coordinator and Social Worker for Northern Westchester Hospital’s Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, which is dedicated to the support and well-being of the family caregiver.  Ms. Perlmutter, a 15 year breast cancer survivor, has been a Peer Counselor at Support Connection since 2006. She provides counseling to hundreds of women and family members affected by breast and ovarian cancer each year, and is responsible for program planning at Support Connection.

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