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A Conversation About Death & Dying

February 11, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sometimes the fear of watching a loved one pass away is the fear of the unknown. Death from disease or old age involves a process. People usually die in stages of months, weeks, day and hours. Having this knowledge helps address the fear of death and dying that most of us bring to the bedside of a person approaching death. This workshop is designed to help understand the normal, natural way that death occurs from disease or old age and how to prepare for it.

In this workshop, Elizabeth Bouchard and Joyce Montgomery will explain how we handle the emotions that come with hearing about a diagnosis, how we gather facts relating to the condition, and how we learn to navigate through the health care system. We’ll talk about advanced care planning and planning for every day, as we adjust to the new “normal.” We will also take a look at understanding grief and the grieving process.

 

About Elizabeth Bouchard & Joyce Montgomery

Elizabeth Bouchard and Joyce Montgomery have spent years working to improve care for those facing life-limiting illness, through direct support of patients and their families. They know that people living with serious illnesses need substantial and sustained care, and over the years, they have arranged hospice, palliative care, and counseling for hundreds of patients and their families.

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Details

Date:
February 11, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Lynn Lundberg
Email:
LynnLundberg@fairfax.cc

Venue

Fairfax Community Church
11451 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Phone:
703-745-1030
Website:
fairfax.cc