The Westfield Senior Citizens met Oct. 10 at noon at the YWCA with 23 members present. A pot-luck meal was enjoyed by the group.
Sandy Harle and Lynn Austin presented the program. They spoke about the Palliative Care program of Hospice. This is a program administered by Dr. Putnam, who is the only board- certified palliative care doctor in Chautauqua County. This is above and beyond Hospice care, in that it is strictly for making a patient comfortable and free of pain. They also told of the MOLST form which, although similar to the living will, goes into more detail about a person's last wishes. They stressed that each person should have this form filled out and signed by his or her doctor.
The meeting was called to order by President Shirley Kolpien. In the absence of the chaplain, she also read the devotions.
Amy Gregory won the 50/50 and Pat Smith won the door prize.
Dorothy Hall celebrated a birthday in October. Al and Joyce Wainwright had an anniversary. Get well cards were sent to Enid Beadle and Carol Young.
The nominating committee was appointed by the president. It includes Fran Anderson, chairman; Pat Everts; Darla Augur; and Ann Cochran. Election of officers will take place this month.
Members should bring hats, mittens, scarves, etc. to the November meeting along with a $2 donation or more to help Union Relief with their Christmas charity work.
The Nov. 14 meeting will be a pot-luck at the YWCA at noon. The speaker will be Cara Seekings of the Chautauqua County Health Network. She will explain the MOLST form. The kitchen committee is Gladys Hess, Trudy Stafford, Geri Harper, Lucille Inwood and Mary Cogliano.