Here’s a startling quote from a Florida-based home care service: “According to Mental Health America, more than two million of the 34 million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression – and during the holidays this number climbs.” Unfortunately, there are many similar reports of melancholy settling in as the holiday season arrives, and it kind of makes you wonder why, since this season is generally welcomed by so many as a time of celebration, family get-togethers, relaxation, and peaceful personal reflection. For many, though, and especially for the senior segment of our population, dealing with the loss of loved ones and the memories of time gone by can color an otherwise festive time with a bit of sadness.
So, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, AMAC foundation in collaboration with VITAS Healthcare explores this matter with an insightful webinar titled “Coping with loss during the Holidays” webinar. We understand the holidays can be a hard time of year with the memories of our loved ones, and with this webinar we’ll provide valuable information on the dynamics, reactions, and strategies of loss and grief and understanding how these dynamics are made especially difficult and depressing during the holidays. Our featured speaker will be Jessica McClure, LCSW Bereavement Manager for VITAS Healthcare Lake and Sumter Counties.
VITAS Healthcare, with more than 40 years of experience in hospice care, is the nation’s largest single-source provider of end-of-life care. Their nearly 12,000 professionals provide care to over 19,000 patients daily throughout 14 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Note: This session will be offered as a webinar. It will be recorded and subsequently available for on-demand viewing via the Foundation website’s “Videos” page.
To register for the event, please contact the Foundation office at 888-750-2622 or via email at [email protected].
We’ll “see” you there!