Return from Grief workshop is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 28
5:30 - 7:30 pm
101 Egan Drive, Juneau
Although grief with loss is often unavoidable and indeed it can be crippling, grief is something that is possible to pass through and return from. At this event we hope to give participants the opportunity to think about grief and to receive advice from four Juneau experts, each with a different perspective on grief. At the end of the presentation, those who attend should have a greater understanding of how to approach a friend in grief, a better idea of what is helpful (and not helpful) to say to someone in grief, and a better idea of how to manage your own personal grief. Participants should also have a better understanding of what is normal to experience in grief and when it is best for a grieving person to ask for professional help.
5:15 - LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
5:30 - Welcome - Liz Lucas, AARP
5:40 - Overview and introduction of the panel - Dr. Bob Urata
5:45 - A patient’s perspective - Ginny Palmer
6:00 - A psychotherapist’s perspective - Jamie McLean
6:15 - A chaplain’s perspective - Dan Wiese
6:30 - A social worker’s perspective - Joni Pico
6:45 - BREAK
6:55 - Moderated panel discussion
7:30 - Adjourn
Liz Lucas is the Coordinator for the AARP Alaska Juneau Community Council.
Dr. Bob Urata is the medical director of Hospice and Homecare of Juneau.
Ginny Palmer channeled her personal experiences with death and grief into her book “When you are not here….” which serves as a guide for families as they plan for and respond to the death of a loved one.
Jamie McLean is a psychotherapist in private practice who formerly worked for Hospice and Homecare of Juneau.
Dan Wiese is a pastor and chaplain for Hospice and Homecare of Juneau.
Joni Pico is a social worker at Hospice and Homecare of Juneau.
Co-sponsored by the AARP Juneau Community Council and the Foundation for End of Life Care with additional support from the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, Inc. and Hospice and Homecare of Juneau. This event is free and open to the public.