Join organizers on April 18, at 2 p.m., when Registered Nurse Laurel Lewis discusses Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Death and Dying in Main Library’s MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Death has been a taboo subject in our society for far too long. In this program, Lewis removes the confusion, fear and denial that most people experience when thinking about death and dying. She discusses the health care choices that are available at the end of life, as well as the ideas, philosophies and options for caring for people during this stage life. Become more informed about your own eventual departure and learn how you can gracefully bear witness to the dying process of those you love.

Lewis has a B.S. in Nursing, and an MS in Spiritual Counseling. She has worked in the health care field for over 20 years, and is currently a hospice nurse.

This is a special program of the Friends of Santa Monica Public Library and is free with all ages welcome. Space is limited and on a first-arrival basis. This is an event of The Living Room …a place for adults program series. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair-accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration (310) 458-8606 one week prior to the event.

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