When with families and loved ones, people talk about sports and the weather, but too few talk about what matters most. Discussing wishes with family now, before facing serious illness, injury or end of life can help prepare for difficult times and bring peace to families for years to come.
To encourage these important but difficult conversations, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice of Marlton will host Timely Conversations on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Library, located at 1100 Kings Highway North in Cherry Hill.
During this free, two-part seminar, attendees will learn how to begin the conversation with family through Making Your Wishes Known Before Advanced Illness. Presented by Marianne Holler, DO, FACOI, hospice physician at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice and NJBiz 2013 Physician of the Year, Making Your Wishes Known Before Advanced Illness will discuss valuable information and helpful hints on how to talk to loved ones about values, desires, goals and wishes before illness or injury occur.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to continue conversation with My Gift of Grace, a Conversation Game for Living and Dying Well. Led by Jethro Heiko, game designer and partner at The Action Mill, a human design firm focused on improving late-life and end-of-life care, My Gift of Gracehelps families, friends and co-workers talk about death and dying.
Timely Conversations is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Christine Alston at (856) 552–3258 or Christine.Alston@SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org.