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What is Palliative Care?

Learn about this invaluable resource before you need it! Most adults will suffer from a serious, life-limiting illness in their lifetime. However, despite the prevalence of these illnesses, over 70 percent of the US population knows little to nothing about palliative care services[i]. Palliative care is specialized, holistic care for people living with serious illness. continue reading…

Caregiver Engagement Series

Regaining your Rhythm and Enriching Your Soul Join us for a morning of soul-enriching fellowship for caregivers and care receivers. Come experience physical, mental and emotional renewal through interactive musical activities and engage in therapeutic gardening activities to help refresh and rejuvenate the soul. Workshop Presenters: Randi Lee, MT-BC, NMT, Board Certified Music Therapist at continue reading…

What’s going to happen next? Grappling With the Unknowns of Illness, Death and Dying

Some things that are comforting: control, knowledge, predictability and routine. Some things that are uncomfortable: lack of control, the unknown, unpredictability and chaos. When faced with a serious illness, having the answer to one simple question would make everything immeasurably easier: “What’s going to happen next?” You will find that despite hundreds or even thousands continue reading…

Caregiver Engagement Series

Finding Fellowship and Regaining Your Rhythm Join us for a morning of spirit-lifting fellowship for caregivers. Experience physical, mental and emotional renewal through interactive musical activities and receive wellness and caregiving tips to help you refresh, rejuvenate and realign perspective. Workshop Presenters:  April Herring, Community Outreach Coordinator and Faith Community Liaison at Hospice and Palliative Care continue reading…

When Your Loved One With Dementia Acts Aggressively

Hitting, pinching, scratching, hair-pulling, biting, threatening, shouting and swearing are just a few of the aggressive behaviors a person with dementia might display. Have you struggled with any of these tendencies with your loved one? You are certainly not alone. And trying to correct these behaviors often leads to frustration and sadness because those with continue reading…

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 Marcia Vanard, LCSW, continue reading…