|The Blaine County Aging Friendly Committee (of which we are a part!) is thrilled to have partnered with the Community Library to present this year’s Navigating Longevity Speaker Series. This group of virtual talks address timely topics to consider as we prepare for life transitions for ourselves or our loved ones. The series is available online at the Community Library’s livestream portal, livestream.com/comlib. |
This year’s presentations are:
“Live, Love and Leave Well” with Kate Riley, Certified Death Midwife
— A 15-minute presentation empowering listeners to make choices about living and dying. Kate shares personal stories, discusses the importance of finding meaning and purpose in the context of COVID-19, and gives us some questions to consider in preparing to make decisions about the very human event of dying.
“Caregiving Support and How the Pandemic Has Changed Everything” with Shawna Wasko, M.OLP, CSI Office on Aging — A 26-minute presentation discussing how caregiving has changed in the context of COVID-19. Wasko discusses how caregivers can be supported, the importance of not becoming isolated or burned out, and how we can all approach the grief that accompanies a long goodbye.
“Advance Directives in the Time of COVID” by Lisa Wild, RN, CHPN, Wood River Hospice and Palliative Care — A 35-minute presentation that will help you understand what an advance directive is, when and how to complete or adjust your directive, what to consider, who to talk to, and what resources are available to you.
The presenters were originally slated to speak at the Navigating Longevity Summit scheduled in April. The conference was cancelled due to the isolation orders in Blaine County.
Blaine County Aging Friendly Committee: The Advocates, BCRD, Carol Stephens Psy. D., LP, CBSM, The Community Library, College of Southern Idaho, The Cove of Cascadia, Hailey Public Library, Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, The Hunger Coalition, Interlink Volunteer Caregivers, Kate Riley.com, Light on the Mountains, Mountain Rides, NAMI, the Senior Connection, Silvercreek Living, St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, Wood River Community YMCA