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Lunch & Learn: Options for Senior Living – October 5

Options for Senior Living: My parents want to stay in their home, but will that work?

Stephen P. Fleming

When your parents’ care needs escalate, how can you make sound, practical decisions about their care while respecting their wishes? Receive real-life guidance for navigating these tough, sometimes heartbreaking, challenges for families.

This Lunch & Learn will be presented by Stephen P. Fleming, NHA, MBA, president and CEO of  The Well•Spring Group.

Thursday, October 5
Noon – 1 p.m. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.

The Lusk Center at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2501 Summit Avenue | Greensboro, NC 27405

Lunch is included. This event is free and open to the public. 

Call 336.621.5565 or email thecenter@hospicegso.org with questions.

Registration is required, and space is limited. Please register below by first selecting a quantity.

Make-A-Memory Bear Workshop – August 17

A creative workshop for children and teens (ages 5-18) coping with the death of a loved one. Participants will create a keepsake bear in memory of their loved one.  This workshop is for current Kids Path clients.

Thursday, August 17
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kids Path | 2504 Summit Ave | Greensboro, NC 27405

$10 materials fee

To register, please call 336.544.5437 or email kmcgregor@hospicegso.org.

How to Have “The” Conversation

At some point in our lives, most of us will become unable to speak for ourselves. That’s when doctors will turn to our loved ones. Yet our loved ones won’t know what medical decisions we would want made unless we have told them.

While it’s important to complete advance directives, it is just as essential to have an open, honest discussion with loved ones. Be clear about what medical treatments you want—or don’t want—if you cannot make these decisions yourself. This way, you ease the burden on your family if they ever have to face this painful situation.

Understandably, talking about end-of-life issues isn’t easy. Here are some suggested ways to start this important conversation:

Suggested ways to start the conversation

“I read an article about advance directives, and it convinced me that this is an important thing to do for myself and the whole family. Can I talk to you about this?”


“I know that this isn’t easy to talk about, but if I get sick or have an accident—and can’t make medical decisions for myself—I’d like to share what would be important to me, so you could be my decision maker.”


“I’ve thought a lot about what happened to _________ (family, friend) when her mother went into the hospital. I want to make sure that you know what I would want if I was ever in that situation. I wouldn’t want you to feel burdened by any choices you might have to make on my behalf, without knowing what I’d want.”


After a movie or news story: “That’s not what I would want if I was that patient. I want to make sure that you know my wishes if that ever happened to me.”

What if you want to ask your parent or other loved one to talk about their wishes?

Many of the conversation starters above can be adjusted and used to approach this subject with a parent or other loved one.

You can state the simple truth: You love them. You worry about their well-being. It makes you scared and uncomfortable to even think about them being in a medical crisis…but it scares you even more to think that you might have to make decisions for them without knowing what they would want.

It can be helpful to tell them you have completed, or plan to complete, your own advance directive. Share your own thoughts about what you would want.

Don’t know what your options are? Click here to explore more resources. For more help completing advance directives or starting a conversation with family, call 336.621.5565 or contact us online here.

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Lunch & Learn: Dementia Talk – June 15

Dementia Talk: Why do they do that . . . and what can I do about it?

This workshop looks at the four most difficult dementia behaviors: bath wars, social problems, aggression and agitation. Learn practical approaches and strategies for addressing these problem behaviors.

Presenters:

  • Jodi Kolada, Director of Caregiver Education, Well-Spring Solutions
  • Thelma Branson, RN, CHPN, Director of Long-Term Care at HPCG
  • Marcia Vanard, LCSW, Director of the Counseling and Education Center at HPCG

Thursday, June 15
Noon – 1 p.m. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.

The Lusk Center at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2501 Summit Avenue | Greensboro, NC 27405

Lunch is included. This event is free and open to the public. 

Respite care will be provided at the Lusk Center during this event by Well∙Spring Solutions. Please contact Jodi Kolada at 336.274.3559  by June 8 to arrange for respite care for your loved one during the program.

Call 336.621.5565 or email thecenter@hospicegso.org with questions.

Registration is required. Please register below by first selecting a quantity.

Triad Chevy Benefit Car Show – June 10

If you are a collector, consider entering your favorite car or truck. And if you’re a car lover, you’ll enjoy seeing more than 37 classes of cars, in all makes and models, new, restored and even some one-of-a kind.

Saturday, June 10
Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac | 601 E. Bessemer

There will be music, along with food, refreshments and raffle tickets for purchase. Mark your calendar and join the fun while supporting HPCG. To register a car to show, visit call Troy Loftis at 336.392.7649.

Glow in the Park 5K – July 8

Come light up the night with your family, friends or co-workers! Register to run, walk or roll through Country Park wearing glow-in-the-dark body paint, T-shirts and jewelry, along with LED finger lights—all of which is provided in your registration package. Afterwards, participants can enjoy snacks and great music.

Saturday, July 8 at Sunset
Greensboro Country Park

Don’t miss this chance to get your “glow on” and raise money for Hospice  and Palliative Care of Greensboro at the same time! To register, visit http://glowintheparkrun.com/?race=greensboro2017

 

Volunteer Information Session – June 15

Are you interested in volunteering with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro? Please join us for Understanding Hospice: Information and Interview Sessions for Prospective Volunteers.

Thursday, June 15

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sessions will be held in the Kids Path building | 2504 Summit Ave | Greensboro, NC 27405

Registration is required. Please contact Volunteer Services by email at volunteerservices@hospicegso.org or call Cathy Lohr at 336.544.2274 to register or request more information.

Thank you for your interest!

Loss of Spouse Support Group – June and July 2017

The Counseling and Education Center Invites You to Participate in a Six-Session Support Group:

Finding Our Way After the Loss of a Spouse or Constant Companion

For many, the death of a spouse or partner is the most difficult loss they have ever faced. If this is true for you, you may benefit from connecting with other bereaved spouses who are on a similar journey. A grief support group offers a safe setting to meet and talk about your experience, share ideas and give each other courage.

Choose the group that works best for you:

  • Evening group: Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18
    6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Daytime group: Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6
    2 – 3:30 p.m.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405

Free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged to keep programming accessible.

Registration must be received by May 25. To register, please call 336.621.5565, email thecenter@hospicegso.org or click the button below.

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