Aging in Place - a One Book One Town Series - 2017
Featuring Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Dr. Gawande's book describes people's efforts to maintain autonomy as they as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings.  Gawande described his parents' successes and failures in achieving autonomy and his own successes and failures as he tried to help them.

"Being Mortal" is the Library's 2017 One Book One Town selection.  Copies of the book will be available for patrons to borrow. The Library is planning an entire series of programming on "Aging in Place" over the next six months (listed below). 


Watch the Videos of Dr. Gawande on: 
-his book "Being Mortal"
-"On Aging, Dying and Being Mortal" - Frontline
-interviewed about "Being Mortal" on the Daily Show 

Growing Older: Staying Well
Tuesday, February 28th  10:30-11:30 AM

Get Moving-Stay Moving - Keelin Godsey, PT  Spaulding  Outpatient Services
Eat to Win—Sue Bourque RD  - Barnstable County Extension Service
Staying Positive—Sandra Rhodes, LSW

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills, Trusts, long-term care insurance, and the importance of keeping family members in the loop.
Tuesday, March 14th 10:30-11:30 AM 

Brooks Thayer, ESQ   LaTanzi, Spaulding, Landreth, PC.
Brooks is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, has served as President of the estate Planning COuncil of Cape Cod and as Board Member of the Massachusetts CHapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Brooks practices in the areas of estate planning, estate settlement/probate and elder law, and is a frequent speaker on estate planning, planned giving, Medicaid and nursing home issues. Brooks has been recognized since 2004, as a preeminent Trusts and Estate Lawyer in Boston Magazine's annual "Super Lawyer" Edition.

Who Will Help Me If I Need Help? A Community  Resources Panel Discussion  
Tuesday, March 28th  10:30-11:30 AM

Eastham Council of Aging—Dorothy Burritt, Director
Nauset Neighbors - Pat Zeiss
SHINE—Tess McAlpine
Visiting Nurse Association—Jeanne Sarnosky (or delegate)
Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands—Paul Wild
Eastham Police Department - TBA

Declutter: The Big Dig
Tuesday, April 11th 10:30-11:30

Ingrid Heath-Ross, New Leaf Transitions

All You Want to Know about your Medications
Tuesday, April 25th 10:30-11:30 AM

Peter Scarafile, Pharmacy Director of Cape Cod Health Care

Identifying and Avoiding Scams
Tuesday, May 9th 10:30-11:30 AM

Det. Adam Bohannon, Eastham Police Department

Who's Your Agent? The Importance of a Health Care Proxy
Tuesday, May 23rd  10:30-11:30 AM

Betsey Moehlich and Martha Byron

One Book One Town is sponsored by the Friends of the Eastham Library's Nathan Anthony Fund


One Book One Town Web-sites from years past (Finest Hours, Bringing Nature Home)