Joanna Brown
  Caring for Dying Loved Ones  
A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends  

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Joanna Lillian Brown has spoken at conferences, colleges, book stores, public libraries, community centers, places of worship, and at in-service trainings. To schedule a public author reading, presentation, or discussion, or a closed session in-service training or conference presentation, please go to the Contact Me page in this site. Click here to see a list of Joanna's past events.

Wednesday, October 25, 2016, 6:15 -8:30 pm: "Caring for an Aging Family Member"

In our death-denying culture, it is not always easy to find support if you are caring for elderly or ailing parents. In this free community service event, author Joanna Lillian Brown will describe four stages of caregiving, discuss different caregiving roles, from primary caregiver to helping from afar, will discuss communications tools that can be used to facilitate care coordination and address family dynamics and conflicts; and will describe the functions of the will, living will, medical proxy, power of attorney, and HIPAA regulations. She will offer a list of actions that can assure a higher quality of life for the parent and the adult-child caregiver. The author will take questions and comments from the audience following the talk. This event costs $29, and pre-registration is required by calling 413-552-2500. The book will be available for sale for $20.13 before and after the talk.

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA
Pre-registration is requested by calling 413-552-2500
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