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For immediate release: May 11, 2020
Hope Hospice Media Contact: Kendra Strey, cell) 925-997-0873
Join us for our free series of town hall discussions, featuring a panel of Hope’s experts, on issues that matter to you right now. For all of us, this era of pandemic has created so many uncertainties and has elevated to greater heights our fears, anxieties, and concerns. In this special series, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, obtain some great information, and learn some valuable tips on how to navigate these unfamiliar waters.
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
“Having a Higher Awareness of Your Mortality: Planning for the What-Ifs”
Webinar logon details: https://zoom.us/j/91318750139
You can—and should—make the most of your youth, but don’t let thoughts of “I’ve got time” inspire procrastination when it comes to adequately preparing for the possibility that you could become incapacitated and/or terminally ill. A new level of awareness about the end of life has more people thinking about what preparation may be needed if they or a family member were to face the sudden onset of a debilitating, potentially life-threatening illness. What conversations should family members be having right now? What kinds of preparation are available? Our panelists will discuss these end-of-life care options and give you insight into how hospice and health systems are adjusting to new demands and needs.
Jatinder Marwaha, MD, FACP, HMCD, Hope Hospice Medical Director
Kuljeet Multani, MD, HMCD, Hope Hospice Associate Medical Director
Jennifer Hansen, Hope Hospice CEO
Wednesday, May 27, 5–6 p.m.
“Understanding Loss and Grief”
Webinar logon details: https://zoom.us/j/96595607735
Grief doesn’t just occur with the loss of a loved one. It can happen over the loss of a job, livelihood, and sense of purpose; over personal freedoms and over a yearning for the way things used to be pre-pandemic. Will anything ever be the same again, or is there an opportunity for a new way of thinking? In this brief session, learn about grief processes and some coping strategies in the era of COVID-19.
Kathleen Brand, LMFT, ATR, Hope Hospice Grief Support Center Director
Rev. Melissa Tumaneng, MBA, MDIV, BCC, Hope Hospice Supervisor of Spiritual Care
Wednesday, June 3, 5–6 p.m.
“Understanding the Care Needs of Aging Loved Ones”
Webinar logon details: https://zoom.us/j/94571476073
The panel will explore and acknowledge the new challenges family members and professionals face in caring for our aging population in this pandemic era. They will discuss strategies used in the home and at healthcare facilities, as well as the value of completing advance healthcare directives. Panelists will offer tips and insight to caregivers for the importance of self-care.
Veronica Martin, MSW, ASW, Hope Hospice Supervisor of Medical Social Workers
Debbie Emerson, MS, Hope Hospice Community Educator
Kari Rayford, LVN, Hope Hospice Director of Outreach