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Duane W. Chapman Senior Symposium

Decide to Be Heard's "Share the Experience"

Hosted by University of Dayton Special Programs and Continuing Education in partnership with Decide to be Heard and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:30 A.M. - 5 P.M.
University of Dayton River Campus

Open parking has been arranged for Lot R1, located to the south and rear of the building located at 1700 South Patterson.  Please plan to arrive early to ensure sufficient time to walk to the front of the building and find a seat for the session.

$35 (includes CONTINENTAL BreaKFAST AND lunch)

Or call: (937) 229-2347

University of Dayton Special Programs and Continuing Education is excited to introduce you to Decide to be Heard – a new, community-wide advance care planning program helping people in the Dayton region have a conversation with a trained facilitator about personal experiences and values that inform their beliefs about managing illness and death.

In 2014, Dr. Atul Gwande’s “Being Mortal” sparked conversations across the country about the impact of medical advances on dying in America and what it means to have a good death as well as a good life. Less than two years later, passionate and committed leaders from the Dayton region’s healthcare systems, clinical providers, higher education institutions, and legal professionals formed the Greater Dayton Advance Care Planning Initiative and embarked on a multi-year journey to transform how advance care planning occurs in our community.

Traditionally, conversations that include advance care planning are postponed to the very end of life and do not occur under the best circumstances for an individual or their family. With Decide to be Heard, we have opportunity to help people and their families have better conversations earlier in life, which could have long-term impacts on how we take care of ourselves and each other as we age.

University of Dayton Special Programs and Continuing Education is a special partner as one of eight pilots with Decide to be Heard. You are invited to join us on this journey as Decide to be Heard’s first phase of pilots “Share the Experience” and dive deeper into how a community-wide transformation of advance care planning can empower every person to have a unique conversation about their life and health. Current and future will also begin their work in earnest with an engaging afternoon of design and implementation planning.


About the Duane W. Chapman Senior Symposium

In 1997, the University of Dayton received an endowment gift from The Retirement Research Foundation in Chicago, the nation’s largest private foundation solely devoted to aging and retirement issues. The endowment was made in the name of Duane W. Chapman, parent and grandparent of UD alumni.

The University established the Duane W. Chapman Senior Symposium, following the endowment’s directives that biennial symposiums focus on trends and research in gerontology and social issues featuring nationally known experts. We are grateful to the Chapman family and The Retirement Research Foundation for choosing the University of Dayton for this endowment.


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