Tuesday, September 24, 2013

From the Roanoke Movie, a Serious Conversation

Andrea Shreeman: Talking about the end of life.

My buddy Andrea Shreeman, who is making her movie “A Good Day To Die,” in Roanoke, has scheduled an event to discuss end-of-life decisions Oct. 24-6-8 p.m. at Shaftman Hall at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke. 

The movie is a comedy. The story behind it is not and it is something many families must face. Andrea is a Roanoke native and this is yet another way she is giving back to the community with her movie.

Here’s what she says:

 “Since February of this year, I have been meeting with a team of committed medical professionals, faith leaders and the like in Roanoke, Virginia to create an event for the public that explores planning and care for end of life. 

“Part of The Die Movie's intention in making a film about end-of-life, is to spark events and conversations just like this one. And it is with great anticipation that we ask you to join us on October 24th. Please share this invitation widely as everyone is welcome.

“I will be introducing the evening alongside City Councilman Dr. David Trinkle, and our crew will be speaking with guests about their needs and experiences surrounding these important issues, both before and after the interactive panel. So please stop by and say hello.

WSLS TV anchor Karen McNew is the moderator of a panel discussion about end-of-life issues. The panel includes: Dr. Aubrey Knight of Carilion Clinic Hospice; Dr. Dave Trinkle of
Carilion Clinic, Geriatric Psychiatry; Rev. Bill Lee of Loudon Avenue Christian Church; Kathy Stockburger of her own consulting firm and president of the board of Good Samaritan Hospice; and Richmond attorney Nathan Kottcamp, chairman of the National Healthcare Decisions Day.

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