A series of lectures for individuals whom are supporting aging or ill family members. Talks free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend one or the entire series. Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating.
Please RSVP (413) 538-5042.
Program held at South Hadley Senior Center
45 Dayton Street
South Hadley, MA
Monday, May 7, 5:30 pm – First, Care for You
Caring for yourself is one of the most important, and most often forgotten, things a caregiver can do. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit as well. Led by Barbara Perman, PhD
Monday, May 14, 5:30 pm - Navigating Shifting Roles
“Compassion is not a relationship between a healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals,” Pema Chodron. Discussion will focus on navigating the shifting family roles. Led by Cynthia Jacelon, PhD, RN
Monday, May 21, 5:30 pm - Family Communication
Adjusting expectations to the realities of life changes. Communicating with family members about changes in health and adjusting family gatherings to make them enjoyable for all participants. Led by Rachel Tierney, PhD, RN
Monday, June 4, 5:30 pm - When It’s Time to Talk About Palliative Care and Hospice
Families are neither comfortable with, nor used to discussing serious illness or dying. Discussion will help family members better understand importance of advanced care planning for the later stages of life. Led by Maureen Groden, RN, MS, CHPN
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About The Loomis Communities:
The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.
With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on three campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.
For more information, call us.