"Two Tales of End-of-Life Experiences", a panel discussion
“Two Tales of End-of-Life Experiences”, a panel discussion
Saturday November 2, 10am to noon at Granite HIll Estates in Hallowell Maine
The public is invited to a panel discussion "Two Tales of End-of-life Experiences: Affirming Life through the Assistance of Hospice Caregivers and Compassionate Funeral Directors”, at The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine annual meeting on Saturday November 2. Two speakers will speak about their respective experiences when dealing with the deaths of a spouse and a child, affirming life through the assistance of hospice caregivers and compassionate funeral directors. Tourmaline Singers, a hospice choir, will explain their work with hospice, as well as performing the music they sing together.
Have you wondered how you would deal with the death of a loved one?
Do you want to learn more about Hospice and what it can offer to you?
This presentation will provide you with an opportunity to ask people “in the know” your questions about the options available as you leave instructions for your funeral arrangements.
Kitsy Winthrop will describe her experience dealing with the sudden death of her son in California. She found healing and support with the help of a funeral director. Kitsy is a Unitarian Universalist minister, and the Vice President of FCAM. She has also served as a hospice chaplain for ten years. Bill Jose will tell about his wife Polly’s decision to end her life rather than face years of increasing debility and dementia, and how the Hospice of Southern Maine supported Bill and his daughter through the process. Bill is an FCAM member who also serves as a hospice volunteer. Bill has taught at the OLLI Senior College in Portland, including a course on end of life planning and decision making.
The public is invited to attend, free of charge. The FCAM business meeting will begin at 9am, followed by refreshments. The panel presentation is 10 am to 11am, followed by questions and discussion. Please join us on November 2 at Granite Hill Retirement Community, 60 Balsam Drive in Hallowell. For more information, visit www.fcamaine.net .