Spirituality At the End of Life series discusses palliative care
ROCKLAND — St. Peter’s has planned a series of talks, with discussion, on challenges faced by older adults. 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 first program is on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street in Rockland.
The program will cover palliative care and hospice, presented by Lauren Armstrong, medical social worker, and Karin McDonald, nurse practitioner for Palliative Care and Hospice at Maine Home Care and Hospice.
They will explain and discuss the wide range of services to support patients and families facing serious illness. While the goal of both palliative care and hospice care is to improve the quality of life there are important differences and features that are common to both.
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 www.stpetersrockland.org.