Church to offer winter discussion series on issues of aging

Oct 10, 2018

Rockland — St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White St., will offer a monthly series of discussions on issues of aging from October through March.

The six programs are primarily on Sundays at midafternoon at the church.. Announcements with additional details will be published prior to each program.

The first program is about palliative care and hospice, presented by Heidi McCaffery, director of Palliative and Hospice Care for MaineHealth Care and Hospice Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 pm.

For the second program, 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 Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m.

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

For the fourth program, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, an attorney and certified trust and financial adviser at Allen Insurance and Financial, will discuss financial planning Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m.

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

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 more information, contact the parish administrator at St. Peter’s at 594-8191.

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