Welcome to the 8th Annual Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire
2020 Hospice Volunteer Education Conference
Making Meaning – Legacy Work with Patients, Families and Ourselves
A Virtual Event to be held on three consecutive Wednesdays
October 14, 21 & 28, 2020
10:00 am to noon Virtual Conference
“Service is not an experience of strength or expertise; service is an experience of mystery, surrender, and awe. . . .Those who serve have traded a sense of mastery for an experience of mystery, and in doing so have transformed their work and their lives into practice. – Rachel Naomi Remen
The Wealth of a Life: The enduring value of creating an ethical will
October 14, 2020
Presented by Susan Turnbull – founder and Principal of Personal Legacy Advisors. A professional writer and speaker, her presentations, tools and services are known for a uniquely personal and practical focus on the qualitative aspects of estate, financial and philanthropic planning. She the author of The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will, co-author of Across Generations: A Five Step Guide for Creating an Expression of Donor Intent, creator of Life Legacy Cards and the Life Legacy Conversations Tool, all designed for those who agree that wealth transferred to future generations has both tangible and intangible dimensions. Susan’s work has been featured in many national publications, including the New York Times and USA Today
- Each agency sending volunteers to this session will receive a copy of the guidebook, The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating an Ethical Will
This session will be an actively engaging, interactive program about how the process of considering and creating an ethical will can offer a deeply meaningful avenue for articulating values, perspectives, feelings, wisdom, blessings and visions for legacy.
Attendees will get an historic, legal and literary overview of ethical wills and be introduced to a simple structure for creating an ethical will, applicable in the lives of both volunteers and patients. Attendees will have an opportunity to share perspectives on both the opportunities and the challenges to bringing up the concept to patients and their families.
A Shorelines Conversation
October 21, 2020
A civic reflection practice that has been developed over several years by Home Health & Hospice Care with the help of Emily Archer, a facilitator with the New Hampshire Humanities Council and a hospice volunteer herself. This session engages texts and images chosen for their resonance with the questions, needs, and ideas that animate a particular community. For those who serve hospice communities, Shorelines can be a time set apart for understanding, renewal, and refreshment in meaningful conversation with others.
“Service is not an experience of strength or expertise; service is an experience of mystery, surrender and awe. . . .Those who serve have traded a sense of mastery for an experience of mystery, and in doing so have transformed their work and their lives into practice. – Rachel Naomi Remen
This session will conclude with a mindful movement series for the attendees presented by Judy Gross, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at VNA Manchester and Southern New Hampshire. In the past, she has worked as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Meditation Instructor and Kripalu Yoga Teacher. The simple movement practice includes a gentle standing and seated flow designed to release stiffness and offer greater flexibility and ease in the body. A short guided breathing and meditation session will allow participants to leave the conference feeling refreshed and clear.
Grief and Loss During COVID19
October 28, 2020
Presented by Rev. Eric Redard, volunteer services manager of Merrimack Valley Hospice, a member of the Home Health Foundation and Wellforce Health System which also includes Home Health VNA, Circle Home and Hallmark Health VNA.
Having experience as a Hospice Chaplain, Bereavement Coordinator, Administrator and community pastor, Eric will lead a discussion to acknowledge the impact that the pandemic has on us as individuals and caregivers as well as the families that we serve.
Thank you to our meeting sponsors