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Chocolate Donuts: Larger than Life Conversations
March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
“If you can have conversations with your family about your wishes, you are really giving them a gift.” – Gayle Byck, PhD, BCPA
As a society we don’t like to think, much less talk, about death. How can you plan for it if you can’t even talk about it?
Join us for some donuts* along with a creative, interactive and insightful program that is a springboard to the end-of-life conversations and planning that too often happen in crisis. Join us in a relaxed atmosphere for a facilitated, engaging discussion that will make you think about how you want to LIVE.
(*due to food allergies, donuts will be served in lieu of chocolate.)
About the Presenters:
Gayle Byck, PhD, BCPA – Founder & Principal Advocate, InTune Health Advocates, LLC,
Gayle is a board certified patient advocate (BCPA) She works with individuals and their family members who need help navigating the health care system. That includes helping people prepare for and accompanying them to doctor appointments, making sure follow up and next steps happen, coordinating care, smoothing transitions between hospital/skilled nursing/home, researching treatment options and clinical trials, identifying resources to help people stay in their homes, negotiating medical bills, appealing insurance denials, and having difficult conversations about end-of-life wishes and supporting clients through that process. Her goal is to make a difficult situation easier for my client and their family members. She works other members of the health care team, including the patient and family, to support that goal.
Allison List, MA, LCSW – President, Allison J. List, LCSW, PC
Allison List is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has specialized in medical social work for over 26 years. With experience from nursing homes to rehab hospitals and home health to hospice, she has helped many people cope with the emotions that accompany aging, illness, or disability. Six years ago, Allison opened her own traveling psychotherapy practice to support homebound adults through difficult life transitions. Her clients are not only the individuals who are experiencing a health challenge, but also the loved ones who are adapting to change with them. Allison proudly accepts Medicare.