On November 11, 2015

RRMC’s Palliative Care Program to host film presentation and discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. — RUTLAND — Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program will host a free film presentation of “The Man Who Learned to Fall.”

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center on 160 Allen Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary is 77-minutes in length with a discussion period to be held immediately following the film. To reserve your spot, please call Kim Flory-Lake by Nov. 13 at 747-1655. A light supper will be provided.

“The Man Who Learned to Fall,” is a documentary filmed in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire that captures an intimate look at the end-of-life. The film is the story of Philip Simmons, a married father of two who had a promising career as an English professor and writer when he was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease and told he had less than five years to live.

The film isn’t about death, but about living life to fullest up to the end, organizers state.

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