From Extreme to Mainstream: Conversations on Living and Dying

From Extreme to Mainstream: Conversations on Living & Dying
A 3-Part Series

Part 3: Death Over Dinner

Talking about death and dying may seem like one of the more challenging conversations we can have, and yet it can be one of the most liberating!

Please join us for a convivial gathering to discuss this important topic.In preparation, we will all review a selection of shared resources chosen specifically for this event.

A full dinner will be served. We ask that you come hungry and prepared for conversation.

Due to limited capacity, advanced registration is required. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. RSVP here.

Monday, April 23
6:00-8:00 pm
Clark Lounge, Ithaca College


Part 1: Extremis Film Screening and Panel Discussion

We had an excellent turn out for Part 1 of our series. It was held on Tuesday, February 6. We were honored to have such a wonderful panel to answer questions.

Dr. Suzanne Anderson, MD, Medical Director, Hospicare and Palliative Care Services
Emilee Lawson-Hatch, Elder Law Attorney, Bousquet Holstein PLLC
Angela Mennitto, Hospicare Volunteer and Death Café Facilitator
Deb Traunstein, Palliative Care Social Worker, Cayuga Medical Center

Extremis is a powerful tool for both personal reflection and cultural transformation. This 2017 Academy Award-nominated film takes us to the front lines of a public health crisis that touches us all. Directed by Dan Krauss, Extremis follows patients and families grappling with the thorny decisions associated with serious illness.(

Extremis is available on Netflix.


Part 2: Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life by Jessica Zitter, MD

Extreme Measures shares the stories of patients, families, and healthcare providers on the front lines...Bringing the reader into a world that most will only enter during a crisis, the book offers guidance to help us navigate this rocky terrain, and live the best life we can right up until the last moments. (

Ithaca College End of Life Issues students, faculty and staff are facilitating online and face-to-face conversations of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life by Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD.

These events are free and open to the public and the entire Ithaca College community.

For more information or to request an accommodation for a disability, contact Karen Brown, or 274-1604

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