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“I Did It My Way… Legal and Practical Issues Involved in End of Life Decisions”

Thursday, 10/8, 12:15 PMspeakup

Advance care planning is critical to ensuring that your final wishes are carried out in a manner that enables you to live your last days the way you choose. Advance directives can include a health care proxy, living will, DNR, and medical orders for seriously ill persons who might die within the next year.

This session will explore what works, what doesn’t, and how to make your best case for death with dignity within the current legal framework. The featured speaker, Louis W. Pierro, is the founder and principal of Pierro, Schaeffer & Connor, LLC.

This program is sponsored by the group Death with Dignity-Albany. For further information, please contact

Author Talk/Signing with Stephen P. Kiernan, “The Hummingbird”

Tuesday, 10/6, 7:00 PMhummingbird

Stephen P. Kiernan, the acclaimed author of the novel “The Curiosity”, returns with “The Hummingbird”, a new tale of wounded hearts and the healing power of love.

Stephen P. Kiernan is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. During his more than twenty years as a journalist, he has won numerous awards, including the Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award, the Edward Willis Scripps Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment, and the George Polk Award.

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