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Sevier Heights Baptist Church: Main Campus

3232 Alcoa Highway

Apex

Knoxville, TN 37920

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Hospice Foundation of America’s 26th Annual Living With Grief® Program

Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life

How can mental health professionals, healthcare providers, clergy, bereavement counselors, and the wider community support the growing number of aging Americans through their losses and healthcare challenges in later life

America is aging at a rapid rate with 10,000 people in the U.S. turning 65 every day. Medicare is expected to include 80 million enrollees by 2040. The vast majority of this growing population will likely face multiple losses—spouse, partner, independence, identity—and complex medical care needs.


Aging America panelists will integrate their expertise to deliver an in-depth discussion on innovative programs and new approaches to support older adults relative to:

  • barriers that individuals may face in accessing care,
  • grief experiences and support needs specific to older adults,
  • programs designed to end the “conveyer belt” of runaway care in the last months of life, and ethical issues that may arise.

There will be a post-program expert pannel discussion.

Register Early (before August 1st) for a discounted rate (See tickets for pricing and payment options)

Breakfast will be provided at no cost to you.
0730-0800 Check in
0800-0900 Video Part 1
0900-0930 Breakfast/Vendor Break
0930-1030 Video Part 2
1030-1100 Vendor Break
1100-1200 Expert Panel

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Continuing Education Available!

2.5 CEUs* or 3 Contact Hours

Certificate for 3 contact hours is included with registration. *For 2.5 CEUs there is an additional $21.00 online processing fee- instructions provided at the event.



Buy the book for $25. Option to purchase with your attendance ticket or at the event while supplies last.


Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying and Death in Later Life - Book

America is aging at a rapid rate with 10,000 people in the U.S. turning 65 every day. By 2040, Medicare is expected to include 80 million enrollees. Advanced age can bring a range of losses from a spouse or partner to independence and identity. Along with experiencing multiple losses, older people are more likely to suffer from multiple chronic conditions requiring complex medical care and raising potential ethical issues at the end of life.

Hospice Foundation of America’s newest publication, Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life, examines ways that mental health professionals, healthcare providers, and the wider community can support the growing number of aging Americans through these losses.

Chapters include discussions of the dying experience in later life, including coping with dementia, accessing hospice, suicide, and the reality of institutional care; specific losses such as the death of a spouse or an adult child; and factors that may influence grief, such as diversity and culture. Authors include Samira Beckwith, Eileen Chichin, Brian de Vries, Evgenia Milman and Robert Neimeyer, David Price, Judith Stillion, and Katherine Supiano.
In her foreword, Marian Grant, Senior Regulatory Advisor, C-TAC, writes, “This book helps to outline the likely realities older adults will face in the next years and provides valuable information on how to maximize the opportunities of aging while supporting people as they grow older and experience grief and loss.” The book is part of the Living with Grief® series and is appropriate for clinicians and others working with the dying and bereaved.
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3232 Alcoa Highway

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Knoxville, TN 37920

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