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What to Expect When Someone Dies at Home – Part 1

Wednesday May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Learn from two experts on what to expect when someone dies:

  • What happens first?
  • Who responds and what do the responders need to do?
  • What should you think about ahead of time, if given the opportunity?
  • What sorts of decisions and actions are needed after death?
  • What resources are available?

Both presenters, Bernadette Powis, nurse practitioner, and former Columbia County Coroner and Funeral Director Russell Gongales, experience and expertise to share. This will be a practical presentation with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Registration required. Email [email protected]. Limited Seating.

This is Part One of a Four-Part Series

Facing the death of a loved one or contemplating your own demise is a challenging prospect. Knowing what to expect and how to plan ahead can help ease an emotionally taxing and stressful process. Our four-part series on dying, death, and bereavement are intended to help prepare for that process.

  • May 10, 1:00pmWhat to expect when someone dies at home.
  • July 11, 10:00am: All about Hospice
  • September 19, 10:00am: Letting-Go 
  • October 13, 10:00am: Elder law and Medicaid laws

More details to follow.


This presentation is provided by the Library’s Live & Learn Committee and is supported in part by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and the Bank of Green County Charitable Foundation.


Wednesday May 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132 United States
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(518) 766-3211


North Chatham Free Libary
(518) 766-3211

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