Beyond the Book

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Twenty-one newspapers selected this this book as a Best Book of the Year as did Amazon, Oprah Magazine, The Economist, etc. More than a year on the New York Times best seller list.

Whether you are planning to spend your last years at home or circumstances suggest you spend them in a continuing care retirement community, this doctor tells you how to preserve your dignity, sense of worth, and self determination. Riveting, honest, and humane, this remarkable book shows how the ultimate goal of aging and death is not a good death, but a good life— all the way to the very end.

Sundays October 14 & 21 3 PM to 4:30 PM at St. Luke Lutheran Church
An easy read—263 pages