CREATIVE AGING MEETINGS
OCTOBER 10, 2018
CONTACT PERSON: CLARA FARAH
ARTICLE WRITER: HOLLY BRADEN
Creative Aging’s September 28th meeting at Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso was a discussion of what is means to be mortal and how to die well.
David Gerke and Dr. Clara Farah were the presenters and discussed Atul Gawande’s
book Being Mortal. Three points were emphasized during the meeting. To know how
someone wants to die, you need to ask him or her, then you need to respect those
wishes. The ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life all the way to the end.
What medicine can do often runs counter to what should be done. It is important to
have a strong advocate during the end of life period. Small groups discussed how one
should die then the 30 attendees came back together to share their ideas.
The next Creative Aging meeting will be held October 19th at 10:00 a.m. at ENMU-Ruidoso with a social hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The
topic for discussion will be the new transportation system in Lincoln County. Cecile
Kinnan will facilitate the meeting. Joe Hardin representing Z- Tran will present as will
Dave Tomlin and Anthony Montes. The new county transportation system is up and
running in Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs. Part of the discussion during this meeting will
be ways of expanding the coverage area. Another area of discussion will be attracting
drivers with the necessary commercial driver’s license.
Creative Aging meetings are open to everyone and address topics of concern to our
aging population. For more information contact Dr. Clara Farah at 575-973-7835
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org