Thursday, July 09, 2009

Successful Aging and Dying

I've just read a wonderful, moving article about successful aging and dying in the New York Times. It's about a convent of sisters (nuns) in Rochester who've figured out what is important as one becomes ill and frail. They have an expert in aging who helps them not over medicate. The article is well worth reading. Jane Gross wrote the story. She's done a lot of great stories on aging, including the one about Beacon Hill Village several years ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/health/09sisters.html

Synopsis:

Sisters Face Death With Dignity and Reverence
Published: July 9, 2009
For end-of-life care, a group of convent sisters rely on social networks rather than aggressive medical intervention.

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