As part of an ongoing commitment to provide resources and support for family caregivers of those caring for aging loved ones, Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “What Matters Most in End of Life Planning,” on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

This informative seminar, led by Charna Posin, a Senior Advocate and Certified Senior Advisor, and Viki Kind, a clinical bioethicist and hospice volunteer, will provide information on getting documents in order, making every moment matter, and how to say goodbye to a loved one who is passing. Seminar attendees will learn how to start and have difficult conversations with loved ones near end of life, explore the impact of various cultural traditions and believes, and gain tips on understanding and respecting a loved one’s wishes.

Charna Posin is a Certified Senior Advisor and Patient Advocate at Senior Concerns. Prior to joining Senior Concerns, Charna specialized in disability income benefits. She is also a hospice educator and holds a certificate in Heart Touch, a mindful form of touch therapy based on a profound respect for the physical and psychological needs of the individual. Viki Kind is author of the award winning book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making:  Making Choices For Those Who Can’t, guides families and professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost capacity. She has lectured across the United States teaching healthcare professionals to have integrity, compassion and to improve end-of-life care through better communication.   Viki provides bioethics consultation and support for many hospitals in the Los Angeles area.  She holds a master’s degree in bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University at Northridge. 

Seating is limited. To make a reservation, please contact Senior Concerns at 805-497-0189. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $10 is requested to cover the cost of program materials. 

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