What’s so Funny about Aging & Being Mortal: Challenging Perspectives on Aging and Dying
June 13, 2017 12:30 – 3:00 PM
Informational, Inspirational, Interactive
Attention Boomers & Beyond:
Laughing our way through our senior years makes the process easier, improves our health, and prepares us for the inevitability of our mortality. We take a serious look at and debunk some common aging myths and also explore the negative images of aging - "ageism" - contrasted with the value and blessings of aging. Spiritual practices such as gratitude, leaving behind gifts including memoirs and advance planning directives, and open dialogue can make personal mortality easier to face. You will leave with a renewed approach to aging and new perspectives on mortality that can improve both your wellness quotient and your enjoyment of life! (refreshment provided) Support for this forum provided via a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
Kathleen Budreski, RN, BS, EPM
Kathy, a registered nurse, is certified in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling as well as Educational and Pastoral Ministry. She has facilitated various support groups including Breast Cancer, Bereavement, and Memoir groups in her community. She is also a trained facilitator for the What If? ….Workshop Program, which offers the opportunity to give the gift of preparedness to loved ones. (www.kathybudreski.com)
Amanda Murphy, RN, BA, HN-BC
Amanda, owner of Wellness Paths (www.wellnesspaths.com), is a registered nurse who is board-certified in Holistic Nursing and certified in Holistic Stress Management, Whole Health® Education and Coaching, & Empowerment Training among others. Her mission is to inform, inspire, and empower others through creative workshops and coaching designed to reduce stress and foster health, wellness and enjoyment.