Ashland, Oregon (August 29, 2023) – The Ashland branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Jackson County Library Services are hosting a free “New Approaches to End-of-Life Care” discussion for the public on September 5 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard.

Dwight Wilson, R.N., M.N., is the Executive Director and Administrator of Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice and Celia’s House in Medford. He joined the nonprofit organization in 2021 and is responsible for all management functions and for the operation and care of end-of-life residents. Previously, he served as CEO of Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association and CEO of Mission Hospice & Care Home, both in California. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oregon Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Nursing/Gerontology from the University of Washington.

Elizabeth Harmon, MD, attended undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She went on to medical school at Loyola University Chicago and remained in Chicago for five years. There she completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, along with her Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

The monthly “Big Ideas” discussion series features prominent local experts speaking on relevant and timely issues affecting our community. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Ashland Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-6996.