|Upcoming Informational Sessions:|
Legal & Financial Issues of Long Term Care
Kate Geoffroy, an elder law attorney at the law firm of Patricia Nelson Reade, will be discussing Legal & Financial Issues with a focus on long term care.
Date/time: Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: The First Congregational Church, Meeting House Hill, 301 Cottage Rd., South Portland, ME
FMI: Please call Lori Axelson, LCSW, at (207) 662-3978.
Hospice of Southern Maine sessions with Kathleen Rusnak, PhD
Morning Session: Before They Forget: Recognizing and Maximizing the Spiritual Possibilities of Alzheimer's -
After a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, new spiritual dimensions emerge. When identified and described, these dimensions can offer possibilities for the patient and caregivers to deepen their connections with each other and live life more fully before the loss of memory permanently transforms the relationship.
Sharing stories, reflections, and insights from her work with hospice patients and
parishioners, Dr. Rusnak opens the door to a deeper look at the spiritual world of Alzheimer's.
Afternoon Session: Inner Battles Combat Soldiers Wage: Spiritual Issues and End of Life - The world of the combat-veteran is not a world that a non-combat civilian can ever know. Most of us in a position to help veterans, who have been in combat and are now at the end of their life, have never been in combat ourselves. We have never been in a war. We do not know the inner spiritual struggles of the combat-veteran as they engage in combat and war activities. They have seen "what no person should ever see," and have done "what no person thinks they will ever do," and they dwell on "what I did not do." We are not aware of how the soul of the veteran has been tested, changed, or damaged, or how the veterans' wartime experiences impact their civilian world. At the end of life combat veterans are left with the unfinished spiritual issues that have impacted their civilian lives since their return from war. This presentation will focus on these issues.
Date/time: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Location: The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, ME
Cost: $40 per person - snacks and lunch will be provided.
FMI: Please call (207) 289-3678 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online at: www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org
This program is funded in part by the Hospice Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.