Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dinner, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It was a dark and stormy night, and we welcomed beef barley soup, delicious chicken parmesan with scalloped potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. These were followed by a delightful combination of strawberry and chocolate mousse with choice of tea or coffee. During dinner, Muriel introduced the Head Table including our guest speaker Laura Watts, and other guests whom we welcomed.

Some notes of interest were a discussion on the day out in June – not too soon to think about this so if you have suggestions, please let us know. A note to the Directors that we will meet on Wednesday, March 4, for the Directors’ Meeting and we again thank Earl and Pauline for offering their home as our venue.

We then adjourned to the Theatre to listen to the guest speaker. Laura met us at the door with handouts to follow during her presentation, which was not a PowerPoint this time, but a flip chart. What an excellent presentation!! The words animated, informative, thought-provoking, and fun all come to mind, as Laura delivered an excellent foray into the world of legalize!

In Planning for Future Decisions, Laura covered subjects such as What is Advance Care Planning? What is A Power of Attorney? and described areas including Substitute Health Care Decisions, Nexus of Capability Health Care SDM, and Advance Directives and when they do and do not apply. Overall this was an excellent field in which to be informed and enlightened, and we sincerely thank Laura for her contribution this evening.

Dr. Jim Lane, has now returned from his visit to Vietnam along with health care professionals from across North America and we look forward to hearing him speak on this and other trips he has made during the past few years. March 24 should present another great evening, so please mark your calendars to attend and listen to our guest speaker!

Look forward to seeing you on March 24!

Best wishes,