Wellington Cares will hold its inaugural luncheon Thursday, Oct. 22 at noon at the Wanderers Club.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Stuart Bagatell, a specialist in internal medicine at JFK Medical Center. Bagatell is a proponent of physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST).
The National POLST Paradigm is an approach to end-of-life planning based on conversations between patients, loved ones and healthcare professionals designed to ensure that seriously ill or frail patients can choose the treatments they want or do not want, and that their wishes are documented and honored.
Luncheon tickets are available for $50, and there are several sponsorship opportunities available.
Wellington Cares is a local nonprofit with a focus on providing support services and programs for all people over age 65 living in the Wellington community. It is a volunteer-based organization providing free assistance to residents so they can age in place in the comfort of their own homes.