Is End of Life It’s Own Stage of Life?

A sociologist makes the case for embracing this period as a distinct life stage..             by Lola Butcher Deborah Carr, professor and chair of the sociology department at Boston University, has spent much of her career studying death and dying. That expertise led, in 2019, to an invitation to write an article in the Annual Review […]

Our Next Wisdom Sharing on Zoom

Our 2nd Wisdom Sharing on Zoom for Comfort Care volunteers will be Saturday, Sept. 5th at 3pm MST. Our topic is Finding Peace in Being Real.  Discussion will be about fears of aging, strategies to rise above your age, understanding what it means to be “real”…and more. Please register with Wendy to receive the invitation […]

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 […]

Caring, Death and Loss in a Pandemic

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 […]

Anxiety Can Be A Stage of Grief You May Not Recognize

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 […]

March 28th Volunteer Meeting Cancelled!

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.