The Community Speakers Series organized by the Pastoral Care Committee at St. Peter’s is offering another program in the series on Difficult Conversations titled “Helping You Cope with Care for One with Dementia.” The program will be Sunday, April 11, at 2:00 PM via Zoom.
Click on the button below to join the Zoom meeting on April 11. PLEASE NOTE that the “doors” to the Zoom meeting will be open at 1:30 p.m. You are invited to enter beginning at 1:45 p.m.; the program itself will begin at 2 p.m. as advertised.
Cheri Blouin, LSW, director of social services for Knox Center and Quarry Hill, will be our presenter for this program. Both these facilities have specialized units for those afflicted with dementia and multiple forms of memory loss. Since 1997, she has conducted a local support group for area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine. Due to the Covid pandemic, the support group is currently using a Zoom platform.
There will be a time for questions and for open sharing followed by a short concluding discussion.
Future programs will cover end of life issues and family conversations. These topics surround difficult and sensitive issues that are important but often avoided in conversations even with close family members. Future dates in 2021 will be announced later.
The programs are free and open to the public.