Here at End With Care, our goal is to connect the public to the end-of-life resources they need. There are numerous end-of-life related events taking place throughout Massachusetts. For your convenience, we have put together the following list for this month.
End-of-life Support: Who, What, When, Where, Why--Natick
Sunday, February 2nd
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
The rise of the "death-positive" movement has seen the emergence of an assortment of providers offering services to those given a life-limiting diagnosis as well as their families and caregivers. A panel discussion will feature an end-of-life doula, an end-of-life/grief coach, a sustainable-legacy planner and celebrant, and a community death-care educator and funeral consumer advocate. They will discuss their varied roles and welcome questions from listeners. For more information about this free event, please click here.
Road Map to Caregiving--Boston
Friday, February 7th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Next up in the MADRC Education Series is Road Map to Caregiving. The presentation will provide guidance and resources for those caring for a loved one with a memory impairment. This event is free and open to the public. Memory testing will be available following the presentation. For more information, please click here.
Caregiver Workshop--New Bedford
Friday, February 7th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Age-Friendly New Bedford will be hosting an event this winter for caregivers. A panel of experts will discuss proven ways to manage stress, offer avenues of support, and offer advice for caring for yourself while you care for others. For more information about how to RSVP, please click here.
Honoring Patients’ Wishes--Springfield
Friday, February 14th
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The goal of this educational activity is to educate health care professionals on the End of Life process, how palliative care fits into the process, documents in advanced care planning, decreasing the number of patients on CMO and increasing the number of patients choosing palliative care, and honoring patients advance care wishes. To register for this event, please click here.
Dementia Communication Strategies--Hopkinton
Tuesday, February 25th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Caring for someone with memory loss or other health issues can be challenging, but also joyful and rewarding! Come to this author-led workshop to hear about how a 'Picture Book for Grownups' came about and participate in a discussion about a painting that has quite a story to tell! You will take home with you practical tips and effective techniques to improve communication and also suggestions for activities that can add color and creativity to your day. For more information, please click here.
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