Adjusting Your Sails: Preparing for Your Loved One's End-of-Life Journey

For More Information: Pat McGuinness, Marketing & Development
Redmond-Sisters Hospice
Phone: 541-548-7483
Email: [email protected]

For Immediate Release

Adjusting Your Sails: Preparing for Your Loved One’s End-of-Life Journey

BEND, OR (August 23, 2011) -- Just when you think you have it all figured out and life is on an even keel you get the news: Your spouse or a parent…or even your child has a life-limiting or terminal illness. Any of those scenarios is likely to elicit fear and the inevitable question of: “How do I prepare for a reality that feels so vague? …for a reality that is likely to include indecision, stress, and emotional challenges?”

Join community health experts on Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room at Redmond-Sisters Hospice for “Adjusting Your Sails,” a half-day FREE seminar that can help you effectively navigate what might otherwise be the roughest waters of your life. Discover tools that can help you care for yourself while caring for your loved one. Plus gain helpful insights into physical and personality changes that occur in long-term illness plus much more.

If you are already caring for a loved one who has a life-limiting or terminal illness, senior care is available for the entire seminar through City Center Church in Redmond. For more information on senior care please inquire when reserving your spot or call: 541.548.7483.

A complimentary lunch will be provided with a full-day registration. Can’t come for the whole day? Come for what you can; we’ll catch you up with take-home handouts from all presenters. Registration requested by Sept. 14 @ 541.548.7483.

For more information please call: 541.548.7483 or email: . Adjusting Your Sails is sponsored by: At Home Care Group, Redmond-Sisters Hospice & Brookside Assisted Living.

Schedule of Presenters and Topics:

10 – 11 a.m.:
Roberta Miller, Central Oregon Council on Aging: Introduction to “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” * a Stanford University program designed to help caregivers develop skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others

Elizabeth Erickson, At Home Care Group: A Holistic Approach to Self Care for the Caregiver

11 – 11:45 a.m.:
Amy Foster-Wexler & Coralyn Simons, Social Workers, Redmond-Sisters Hospice: Effective Listening and How to Be a Therapeutic Presence

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Break for Lunch

12:15 – 1 p.m.
Karen Decker, Nursing Supervisor, Redmond-Sisters Hospice: Accepting & Supporting Physical Changes in Advanced Illness

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tim Malone, Director, Deschutes County Mental Health Senior Program: Personality Changes as They Relate to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

*NOTE: the “Powerful Tools” presentation will introduce a FREE 6-week series that will take place in early fall.