Nancy McCranie, Hospice Austin's Director of Volunteer, Bereavement, and Outreach Services has developed a program called A Gracious Presence. Join Nancy for three Thursdays in November to learn more about caring for those who are ill or dying.
@ Westbank Library on Thursday, November 8, 15 and 29 at 12:00 p.m.
November 8, 2012:
A Gracious Presence: How to Accompany Those We Love through Illness, Death, and Grief. Spending time caring for those who are ill, who are dying, or who are grieving is a tremendous gift. The gift is one of presence, compassion, and time. Join Nancy in a conversation about how we can be present to those we love in ways that provide comfort, honors their dignity, and paves the way for peace.
November 15, 2012
Care for the Caregiver: How to Maintain One’s Well-Being Through Caregiving and Beyond.
Caring for someone who is ill or dying can be exhausting physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But there are ways to help maintain one’s equilibrium and well-being throughout the role of caregiver. Attending to these things may even ease the work of grieving that follows the death of a loved one. Join Nancy in a conversation about how caring for oneself is an important way of caring for another.
November 29, 2012
Tapping Into Valuable Resources: What Are our Options?
The current health care system, our longevity, and the culture in which we live all impact our end of life options and experiences. Join a panel of health care professionals from Hospice Austin in a conversation about how to make the most informed choices and where we can turn for help, support, and information. The panel consists of Robert Friedman, M.D., Angela Hansen, LCSW, and Miranda Fontaine, M.Div.