Program will focus on end-of-life needs

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PARIS – The Maine Veterans’ Home of South Paris will host a free informational presentation on the unique end-of-life care needs of combat veterans from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.

The program is part of the Hospice Veteran Partnership of Maine. The partnership was formed to improve end-of-life care services for veterans through the collaborative efforts of the Maine Veterans’ Homes, the Togus VA Medical Center and community-based hospice agencies such as Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

The May 9 program will feature a specially produced video, “Wounded Warrior,” and remarks from a panel of professionals involved in end-of-life care. Refreshments will be served.

Panelists will include Pat Daly, M.D., chair of the Togus VAMC Palliative Care Committee; Enoch Albert, Togus VAMC R.N.; Kandyce Powell, executive director of the Maine Hospice Council; Matthew Lessard, administrator, Maine Veterans’ Home of South Paris; and Andrea LeBlanc, R.N., chief operating officer of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

Call the Maine Veterans’ Home, 477 High St., at 743-6300 to register. The home is a provider of rehabilitation, long-term, residential and dementia care. For more information, visit www.maineveteranshomes.org.

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