The 7th Annual Frances Perkins Center Garden Party and awards ceremony will take place on Friday August 14, 2015, celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Security. The party has been a popular event in past years, and will take place at the National Historic Landmark designated home of Frances Perkins in Newcastle, Maine. I greatly enjoyed this interview with Mike Chaney, the Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center on Main Street in Damariscotta. The Center carries on the legacy and spirit of Frances Perkins, a Damariscotta native who served on the cabinet of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and helped transform our country, leaving the depression era behind by developing programs that led to the creation of a robust middle class of workers and professionals. See the Frances Perkins Center website—>
In this episode, Kandyce Powell, RN, Executive Director of the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care, informs us about the state of Hospice, Advance Directives, Durable Medical Power of Attorney, and POLST (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). Kandyce is a tireless activist and thought leader, advancing education and utilization of hospice care throughout our state.