December 13: STL Death Cafe

Death Cafes are opportunities for any person to come to a location, talk about death with a group of other community members and enjoy a cup of coffee. The Willow Foundation is proud to partner with STL Death Cafe to promote dialogue on death and dying in the St. Louis area. Tracy Gomillion, MSW facilitates a monthly event at Cafe Ventana in the Central West End. Click here for more information.

January 16 Conscious Self-Care, Music and Your Energetic Presence

Gateway End-of-Life Coalition workshop featuring Amy Camie, Spiritual Harpist.  Amy demonstrates how sympathetic resonance, forced resonance, and entrainment influence our thoughts, feelings, relationships, and communication. This interactive presentation expands perceptions relating to the power of music and imbues the audience with a deeper understanding of the importance of making conscious self-care choices that support themselves and those around them.  Click here for more information.  Click here to register.

January 18 St Louis Palliative Care Network Dinner Meeting

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is the nation’s leading resource for palliative care development and growth.  At the January 18 meeting, speakers will present highlights of the November 2017 National Seminar.

January 24 Common Psychiatric Disorders at the End of Life

Our local Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) invites everyone to attend a review of common psychiatric disorders at the end of life and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options with presenter Dr. Allison Jordan.  Click here for more information.

Monthly Caregiver Classes (various dates)

These classes are designed to support family and friends who provide care at home for loved ones coping with serious health challenges.  There are different topics addressed to educate on how to help with care and to prepare for future/end-of-life needs.  An interested participant can attend one class, any or all classes. Click here for the  flyer or website.

SAVE THESE DATES:

February 14, 2018, Hospice Day at the Capital/Heart of Hospice Awards in Jefferson City.

April 16, 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning.

Workshop dates for 2018:  January 16, April 17, May 5, August tbd, October 16.