AGING AMERICA: Coping with Loss in Later Life - RWJUH Hamilton

AGING AMERICA: Coping with Loss in Later Life

9 a.m. - Breakfast & Registration | 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. - Program

RWJ Hamilton’s Department of Pastoral Care & Training continues its series of educational opportunities for religious leaders in our community with an extended continuing education program.

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 suffer from multiple chronic conditions requiring complex medical care. How can clergy, healthcare providers, and the wider community support the growing number of aging Americans through these losses?

Aging America panelists Ken Doka, Brian de Vries, and Pat Murphy will integrate their expertise to discuss these issues and look at innovative programs and new approaches to support bereaved older adults as they explore:

* 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

* ethical issues that may arise

This video program is valid for 2.5 hours of CE credit until March 11, 2020. The CE cost is $21 per certificate. A complete list of professional board approvals is posted on HFA’s website at Nursing, social work, family physician, counselor, nursing home administrator, funeral director, and more board approvals are available.

A certificate of attendance for 2.5 contact hours will be given at no charge to all who attend.

Sponsored by the Department of Pastoral Care & Training, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

and The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy, Princeton Chapter

RWJ University Hospital Hamilton

1 Hamilton Health Place

Outpatient Services Building - Auditorium

Hamilton, NJ 08690

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