WESTFIELD - The Westfield Senior Citizens met on Oct. 10 at the YWCA. Twenty-three members attended, and a pot-luck meal was served.
The program was presented by Sandy Harle and Lynn Austin, who 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 of 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, Kolpien read the devotions.
The 50/50 was won by Amy Gregory and the door prize by Pat Smith.
Dorothy Hall had a birthday in October and Al and Joyce Wainwright an anniversary. Get-well cards were sent to Enid Beadle and to Carol Young.
The nominating committee was appointed by the president: Fran Anderson, chairman, Pat Everts, Darla Augur and Ann Cochran. Election of officers will take place in November.
Members should bring hats, mittens, etc. to the November meeting as well as a $2 or more donation to help Union Relief with their Christmas giving.
The Nov. 14 meeting will be a pot-luck held at noon at the YWCA. 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.