Being Mortal - Online Course
Classes for Adults / Special Topics & Events -
Spring 2021 - Adult
Based on the bestselling book Being Mortal, by Dr. Atul Gawande, we'll discuss how to live a very good life in the face of our own mortality, what will matter to us in the end, as well as the roles that medicine and communication may play.
Participants are encouraged to either read the book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande, or view the PBS Frontline Special (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/) prior to class, however it is not required.
This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.
The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
Mary O'Brien began her work as a Community Educator with a local non-profit, teaching childbirth education classes. Assisting adults during this transition encouraged her to leave the high school classroom and focus on helping families. She spent her career as: a Licensed Parent Educator at the Edina (MN) Family Center; Coordinator, then Manager of Youth and Family Services Programs at St. Louis Park (MN) Community Education; and Director of Community Education for the Hastings (MN) Public Schools.
She recently retired from her educational administration position and is now on her own road next taken. In her presentations, she utilizes both research and her life experiences to create meaningful and connected learning environments. Mary's specialty is working with others so that they can make a difference, either in their own lives or with others they work with. She has developed curriculum; influenced philosophical changes in the workplace and, most importantly, listened carefully to address the needs of those with whom she works. Mary is passionate about helping others live a very good life to the very end.