For most people talking about “End of life,” is the last topic they ever want to discuss. This is precisely why it is so important to learn about your choices and options before its too late to make your wishes known.
For many adult children it is simply too uncomfortable to talk about “End of Life” options with elderly parents. This is precisely why it is so important to have this conversation while together you can discuss their wishes.
If you have elderly parents I would like to encourage you to invite them to an intergenerational conversation about “End of Life” options and Jewish spiritual rituals that may provide support and meaning.
We will be joined by congregants Stephanie Gary of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, and Liz Barnett an Oncology Social Worker.
I want to encourage you to attend this important session May 13th at 8pm.
Thank you, Rabbi David Wilfond
In this time of pandemic, it's more important than ever that we engage our loved ones in discussions regarding our wishes and plans for end-of-life care. While this planning could begin when we commit our lives to another person and/or when we have children, it is relevant for anyone over the age of 18.
Our speakers will be Stephanie Garry - EVP of Communal Partnerships, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, and Liz Barnett - Palliative Care Social Worker.
During this session, we will:
Share thoughts about how families can begin these important conversations, incorporating their individual values.
Learn, through an informational conversation and in a Jewish context, about healthcare proxies, advance directives and funeral planning.
Explore the questions we need to be asking, information we need to be sharing and decisions we all need to be making – for ourselves, our parents and/or our children.