St. Peter’s Church lecture series addresses challenges faced by older adults

Posted:  Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 6:45pm

Story Location:
11 White Street
Rockland  Maine
United States

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 six programs are primarily on Sundays, midafternoon at St. Peter’s Church, 11 White St. in Rockland. Announcements with additional details will be published prior to each program in local news outlets and at

The first program is about palliative care and hospice, presented by Heidi McCaffery, Director of Palliative and Hospice Care for Maine Health Care and Hospice. The date is Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. 

The second program is on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Barbara Jean O’Brien, organist and choir director at St. Peters and certified music thanatologist, will discuss music thanatology, music for end-of-life care. 

The third program is on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Mary Ann Hoy will discuss the spiritual dimensions and challenges of cognitive disorders and memory loss. 

The fourth program is on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, an attorney and certified trust and financial advisor at Allen Insurance and Financial will discuss financial planning.

The fifth program is on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. Walker Hutchins of Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, and Rev. Lael Sorensen, rector of St. Peter’s will discuss funeral planning.

The sixth and final program will focus on intergenerational conversations and conflicts faced by families and caregivers relating to property, possessions, housing, care needs and costs and financial resources. The speaker, date and time will be announced later.

The programs 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.