Learning for Life
When your family is dealing with a serious illness, you will be seeking answers to address your questions and concerns. We have created an virtual educational resource center to arm you with helpful information and support you on this journey.
Take some time to explore our Hospice Resources which includes an online e-library for family caregivers, videos, downloadable booklets and a blog with regular articles to help you care for you loved one. You can also join us on Facebook for timely tips, emergency updates and stories about our staff, community partners and mission activities.
Gentle Shepherd also offers an interactive and informative “Time to Talk” Speaker’s Series for community group presentations. Topics include:
Transitions in Aging
Learn tips for fostering productive communications with your loved ones. This talk teaches you how to stay engaged so you can thrive in your community and in your personal life.
Talking Point ToolKit
A fun, interactive demonstration of gathering various objects, tools and props creating a “tool kit” that will spur meaningful conversation and connection with anyone regardless of their age, physical and mental abilities.
Time to Reminisce
Enjoy an array of remembrance items from times gone by. Reminisce how you used these items bringing back memories from your childhood and beyond. Discussion revolves around memories related to specific items and how they were once used in your daily life.
Benefits of Laughter
A lively, fun presentation that will encourage participants to let go and laugh. Learn the many health benefits of laughter and tips for integrating laughter and cheer into your daily life.
Living with Gratitude
Discover how an attitude of gratitude can change your life and your outlook. Learn tips for becoming a more grateful person.
Taking CARE of the GIVER
Learn how to take care of yourself as you care for others. Discussion centers around how to manage symptoms of caregiver burnout, recognizing when to take a break, how to ask for help when you need it, where to find the strength to keep going.
Embracing the Seasons of Life
Learn how to age gracefully and accept the physical, emotional and social changes that come with advancing age.
Grief and Loss at the Holidays
Feelings of loss intensify during the holidays. Arm yourself with information and helpful tips to help alleviate feeling so sad and lonely when everyone is celebrating.
Video presentation on making important end-of-life decisions when you are no longer able to make these decisions for yourself.