LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Ramada Inn to hear a presentation by Kandyce Powell, executive director of the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care.

The council exists to ensure the continued development of hospice and palliative care in Maine. It provides education and technical assistance regarding end-of-life care as well as advocacy for terminally ill and bereaved persons.

Powell has served in her present capacity since 1992. She has been instrumental in developing partnerships to address end-of-life issues and is an advocate for the underserved.

Powell is a member of the NHPCO Council of States Steering Committee as well as its Access and Diversity Task Force. She also serves on the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives Advisory Board and Chairs the National Veterans’ Advisory Council.

Anyone wishing to hear the speaker or to learn more about Rotary is welcome. Weekly buffet luncheons are $8 a person. Access the club’s Web site at www.lewistonauburnrotary.org for more information.

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