April 26, Soul Injury

When grief goes unmourned, there is a wound which often goes unnoticed called a Soul Injury. The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis hosts this panel discussion at the Daniel Boone Branch of the St Louis County Library to explore the causes of a Soul Injury and ways which can bring peace to those who are hurting.  To register click here.

May 3, St Louis Palliative Care Network Presents the AAHPM Recap

Highlights from the Annual Assembly, March 14-17 in Boston, MA. Featuring the St. Louis HPM Fellows: Charu Kolekar, MD, Sukesh Manthri, MD, Monica Muir, DO, Cameron Simmons, MD and Kerry Will, MD.     Click here to register.

May 5, Care Delivery and Advance Care Planning: Connecting the Personal with the Professional

Participants will learn about barriers to advance care planning and how clinician's personal experiences of loss and death may be connected to professional practices.  Techniques in Narrative Medicine will be introduced to guide reflections on ones' own experiences of loss and end-of-life wishes. Participants will also have an opportunity to connect to, interpret, and honor the stories of other participants as a practical example for how narrative may enrich advance care planning with patients and families in a professional setting.  Click here to register.

May 8, Caregiver Class: Legal Matters and Goals of Care

An attorney will present information on important legal matters to address with your loved ones. A palliative social worker will share ways to discuss goals of care and long-term planning. Advance Directives will be discussed.  1 p.m-2:30 p.m. Missouri Baptist Medical Center.  Click here for more information.

May 9, 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.

May 12, The Conversation Project 

Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m., St Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd.Ellisville, MO 63011

We have several sessions scheduled in the area to help people talk about and complete their advance care planning.  Please spread the word. If you or your organization would like to host a The Conversation Project for your members, employees or the public, contact us at gatewayeol@gmail.com.

May 22, The Conversation Project 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 p.m., St Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch, 8400 Delport Dr.St. Louis, MO 63114

We have several sessions scheduled in the area to help people talk about and complete their advance care planning.  Please spread the word. If you or your organization would like to host a The Conversation Project for your members, employees or the public, contact us at gatewayeol@gmail.com

June 29, The Conversation Project 

Friday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m., St Louis County Library, Samuel C. Sachs Branch, 16400 Burkhardt Pl.Chesterfield, MO 63017

We have several sessions scheduled in the area to help people talk about and complete their advance care planning.  Please spread the word. If you or your organization would like to host a The Conversation Project for your members, employees or the public, contact us at gatewayeol@gmail.com.

 

SAVE THESE DATES:

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

Remaining workshop dates for 2018: April 17, May 5, August 21, October 16.

Summer Speaker Conference:  July 19

2018 Midwest Regional Conference On Palliative and End of Life Care, October 7-9, Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel and Casino

2018 Caregiver Classes

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 website.