Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support for family caregivers of aging loved ones, will present a community seminar titled “Consider the Conversation” on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

This informative seminar, led by Lanyard K. Dial, M.D., President, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, will help attendees identify the factors involved in end-of life-decisions, learn ways to share your end-of-life choices with those you love, and be comfortable discussing end-of-life issues. The seminar will feature a screening of the documentary, “Consider the Conversation,” which examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes information and experiences gathered from interviews with dying patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts on death and dying. In the end, seminar participants will understand that thinking about end-of-life issues in advance can help prevent unnecessary physical, emotional, spiritual and social suffering.

Lanyard K. Dial, M.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association. He works to improve the quality of medical services for the elderly, homebound and terminally ill. His goal is to ensure that patients in Ventura County have access to quality home health, compassionate hospital care and vital in-home assistance.

Dr. Dial graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1981. For more than 20 years, he was in medical leadership roles at Ventura County Medical Center, culminating with his tenure as Medical Director for the Ventura County Health Care Agency. He is one of only 1,250 physicians nationally who have been awarded certification by the American Board of Family Medicine for Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation, please contact Senior Concerns at 805-497-0189. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $10 is requested.

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