We are experiencing a crisis in care at the end of life. One of the main reasons for this crisis is that we are not very well educated about end of life care and concerns. Neighbor-to-Neighbor Training is a great way for the community to come together and have an open discussion about end of life. But it’s also an opportunity to learn about the end of life process and how to help someone who is dying.
Meagan Hope, a certified end of life doula and owner of Bridges End of Life Services will facilitate this free community event. Creating a space for an open discussion and training allows for an actual learning experience and environment. “Books are wonderful to read and help at the end of life, but surrounding yourself around others in your community to learn about end of life empowers people,” says Meagan.
Anyone is invited, whether you’re a neighbor helping another neighbor, a family caregiver, a doctor or nurse, all are encouraged to come because none of us are getting out of this thing we call life alive. You never know when you might be called to help someone at the end of life.
In the Neighbor to Neighbor training there are 10 lessons covering material and discussing topics. Some of the subjects covered will include palliative care, pain, anxiety, agitation at end of life, personal affairs, advance directives, when to stop medical treatment, the fear of being alone, and more.
The intention of this basic foundational training is to bring awareness and conversation to communities to help the caregiver, volunteer, friend, family member, or neighbor of a person who is dying. This program was created by Deanna Cochran, who owns Quality of Life Care and trains and mentors end-of-life doulas and is a pioneer in this profession. Deanna Cochran is a leading voice in the grassroots movement for "dying well" in the USA and abroad.
This event is free and open to anyone in the public, on November 9, 2019, from 9am to 4:30pm at the Keller Williams Premier Office. Address 2211 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA, 98661.
*Lunch and snacks provided for attendees.
**There are a limited number of seats for an intimate group discussion. Please RSVP