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Smart Talk: "Finding Peace" end-of-life; PA National Horse Show

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 12, 2016 4:16 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October 12, 2016:

According to the Centers for Disease Control the majority of Americans say it's extremely important to them that their families are not burdened by tough decisions at the end of life.  But about the same number have not communicated their end-of-life wishes.

Wednesday's Smart Talk focuses on an issue that affects us all, but doesn't get the kind of attention it deserves. 

As part of WITF's ongoing Transforming Health series, Finding Peace is a multimedia project that explores the different questions and options Pennsylvanians have regarding end-of-life decisions for themselves and their loved ones.  WITF-TV will present HealthSmart: Finding Peace on Thursday, October 13th at 8 pm.

Appearing on the program are Dr. Jim Hoefler, a professor at Dickinson College, who has written extensively about end-of-life issues, Dr. Vipul Bhatia, Medical Director of Post-Acute Services, Wellspan Health, Keira McGuire, the producer of WITF's Health Smart and Ben Allen, WITF's Transforming Health reporter.  We will also speak with a family who have faced these difficult decisions.

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Top Left: Dr. Vipul Bhatia, Top Right: Dr. Jim Hoefler, Bottom Left: Keira Keira McGuire, Bottom Right: Ben Allen

The 71st Pennsylvania National Horse Show kicks off on Thursday with the ten day event beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.  The event will include various equestrian competitions, training and dressage contests as well as an exhibition of industry vendors. 

The National Horse Show celebrates the relationship between man and equine and benefits children in the region via the Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation.   Susie Webb, Executive Director of the PA National Horse Show will join us to discuss the week's events and talk about the role the event plays in the community.

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Susie Webb

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