From Wendy: CC&A is happy to announce a new experience for us…Wisdom Sharing. I’m inviting you to a Zoom meeting on Sunday, August 9th, at 3pm MST, for our first Wisdom Sharing get together. The topic we will be discussing is, “Being With Ourselves”. In this time of Pandemic and what I refer to as […]
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/25/717095214/a-good-life-and-a-good-death-what-is-palliative-care He will not die on your watch.” That’s what the family of a patient told Sunita Puri when she was a resident in internal medicine. They were chilling words for the young doctor as she took over the care of a very sick man on the overnight shift. To Puri, the patient, who had […]
Still openings for August 8th broadcast! It’s FREE! (but donations welcome)….and if you register now, you can have access to the recording to listen at your leisure. A great opportunity for all our Comfort Care & Assistance participants…A live video training with Sarah Kerr, PhD Caring, Death, and Loss in a Pandemic Ritual Practices for […]
Episode 40 – The Sixth Stage of Grief with Special Guest, World-Renowned Grief Expert David Kessler About This Episode On today’s episode of the Tuesday People Podcast, Mitch Albom talks to world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler about grief and his latest book, inspired by the sudden loss of his 21-year-old son, “Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage […]
Tips for Caregivers Taking Care of a Loved One with Alzheimer’s from Leeza Gibbons 1. Have a Special Color: Yellow, for example. Make it Your Happy Color and every time you go out, both of you should wear it. That way if your loved one gets lost in a crowd, she just looks for the […]
By Seth J. Gillihan, PhDClinical psychologist You’ve probably heard of the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, grief is a complex and personal experience, and there are many aspects of it that don’t fit neatly into this model. One common, but often unrecognized, grief response is feelings of tremendous anxiety. Some individuals […]
To all past, present and future Comfort Care volunteers, our scheduled meeting at the Palapa Center on March 28th will have to be postponed. I’ve heard from enough of you who were planning on attending, that you prefer to wait until the Virus scare passes. So…we will reschedule for a later date…still to be determined.
Mark your calendar for Thursday April 2nd at 3pm at Wendy’s to discuss our next book club selection, Being With Dying…Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death, by Joan Halifax.
In light of our area having quite a few senior citizens living here, Paty Rains has started a Facebook page…CoronaVirus~Give Assistance/Receive Assistance….for anyone to post there if they are in need of a little help or loving care. Our Comfort Care volunteer team members will be on call as well for anyone requiring assistance. Contact […]
Senadores aprueban muerte digna para enfermos terminales Here is the English Translation: Senators approve dignified death for terminally ill With 109 votes in favor, this legislation was approved and submitted to the Chamber of Deputies for review and, where appropriate, approval. Unanimously, the full Senate of the Republic approved a reform to article 4 of […]