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Hospice of Hilo Talk: How to Die Well

February 23, 2017, 11:30 AM HST
* Updated February 15, 1:26 PM
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Luminaries at the Hospice Celebration of Life, image courtesy.

Hospice of Hilo invites the public to join in its free community talk titled, “How to Die Well.”

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, starting at 5 p.m. at the organization’s Community Building, 1011 Waiānuenue Ave.

The session will be presented by Hospice of Hilo Social Worker Amy Ray and Spiritual Counselor Rebekah Bernard, who will explore the question, “How might you live your life differently if you thought you might die tomorrow?”

The talk will cover the psychospiritual, social and existential aspects of life that can help one to die, and to live well.

Participants will learn how supporting others to achieve a gentler and more peaceful death deepens understanding of what really matters to those facing the end of life.

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“Attendees will be invited to look inward and question their own mortality as we present tools that can nurture one’s journey toward peace and connection as we live,” said Bernard.

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For more information about the event, contact Jeanette Mochida at [email protected] or call 969-1733.

Hospice of Hilo provides specialized comfort care for patients facing a life-limiting or serious illness. Services are delivered to patients in their place of residence from Laupahoehoe to South Point, Ka‘ū, or at the Pōhai Mālama a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center.

In addition to hospice services, Hospice of Hilo also provides free bereavement counseling to any and all residents who have lost a loved one (regardless of whether the loved one received hospice care).

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For more information about Hospice of Hilo, visit www.hospiceofhilo.org or call 969-1733.

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