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“Facing Death: Connecting to What Matters” Presented by Sandra Bertman at the Newton Free Library and Sponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care

By Denise Roskamp

Home Helpers of Wayland recently attended “Facing Death: Connecting to What Matters” presented by Sandra Bertman, a leading thanatologist known for using the arts and humanities to promote death education for medical personnel and the general public. The lecture was held at the Newton Free Library, and sponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. Good Shepherd Community Care is a trusted not-for-profit health care organization in greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care.

The organization’s Director of Communications, Jennifer Sax commented “We at Good Shepherd are honored to be a resource about end-of-life issues for our community and remain committed to raising awareness and promoting dialogue through our educational programs. The Newton Free Library has been an important partner in this endeavor.”

For more information and upcoming programs at the Newton Free Library, located at 330 Homer Street in Newton, please call 617-796-1360 or visit  


Good Shepherd Community Care will be holding a dinner next week on Thursday, October 27th at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, featuring Dr. Ezekiel Emanual, a prominent healthcare expert. Dr. Emanuel trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist. “Zeke” offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today. Click here for more information and to register for the event.