Palliative Care and Hospice program on Spirituality At the End of Life continues


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s series of talks, with discussion, on challenges faced by older adults resumes with the fifth program on Sunday February 10th.

As people age, issues in life raise questions that often are not experienced in their youthful years. They may seek answers for themselves, friends, or older relatives. Understanding things such as palliative care, hospice, funeral planning, and cognitive disorders prepare us for later years. Bring your questions and thoughts—from the ordinary to the eternal meaning of life.

The next program is on Sunday February 10th at 4 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street in Rockland. The topic will be Funeral Planning. Our guest speakers will be Walker Hutchins (of Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland) and the Rev. Lael Sorensen, rector of St. Peter’s. They will respond to questions like what practical matters are involved, what conversations can we have now with our loved ones, what decisions can be made now, and in what specific ways do funeral homes and churches help facilitate the processes around death and grief. Bring your own questions and concerns.

The programs in the community series are free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. For additional information contact the parish administrator at St. Peter’s at 594-8191 or see the Latest News announcements at


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