Thursday, November 01
You will hear from experts in the field who are involved with innovative programs to stimulate communication and conversation about the subject of death and what really matters at the end of life. Joining us as speakers will be Sally Kaplan, Program Director of What Matters, JCC Manhattan, Dr. Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, Dying to Talk Radio and more.
You will have the opportunity to learn about these exciting initiatives and engage in a community discussion about how these programs can affect individuals, families, and communities. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from fellow participants about any work they are doing in the field of end of life conversations, and what gaps still remain to be filled. Lastly, we hope the event will spark conversation about how, as service providers, program directors, lay leaders, or volunteers, we can make sure to generate change and take back our learnings to our individual communities.
Breakfast and registration will take place from 8:30am-9am and the program will start promptly at 9am. Please join us for this fascinating discussion.
The session will be accompanied by posters of individual pages from "Never the Right Time," a lighthearted introduction to advance-care planning conversations, which uses humor to overcome people's natural resistance to the topic. "Never the Right Time" marries informative text with New Yorker cartoons that gently tease the reader about some of the most common fears and rationales for avoiding advance care planning.