The Long Goodbye: Grief and Caregiver Stress in End-Of-Life Care

Thursday, October 23rd with  Carilyn Ellis, Psy.D. at 2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST and 11:00 AM PST

Death is a clinical issue that does not exclude any age group, but it is especially relevant in aging populations. Death can happen suddenly, after a long period of illness or at any time interval in-between. Where unexpected deaths carry with them emotional turmoil and loss, it is often the long goodbyes following years of coping with issues like dementia, complex medical illness, and cancer, that carry with them unique forms of grief and caregiver burden. Each CSA has been or will likely be in the position of comforting clients in the loss of a loved one, providing support to clients in the endurance race of end-of-life care or perhaps facing his or her own grief over the loss of a client. This presentation will focus on understanding the grief process, caregiver stress and fatigue, and relevant cultural considerations. It will also provide tools that CSAs can use to provide grief and caregiver support to clients and engage in their own self-care.

Bio: Dr. Carilyn Ellis is a psychology fellow at the Boise VA Medical Center, specializing in oncology, palliative Care and primary care mental health integration. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. She loves her career and is motivated by a “profound personal belief that everyone, regardless of what he or she has done, reserves the right to an advocate.” She loves serving those who served our country, and she is honored to have the opportunity to walk with patients in both recovery and the process of acceptance, reflection and passing on.

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Stay Cool This Yule

Thursday, November 20th with Hazel Heckers at 2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST and 11:00 AM PST

Tips to Avoid the Top Holiday Scams! The Holiday Season is approaching and so are the scams and frauds! Join Hazel to learn how to tell the naughty from the nice! This presentation will discuss:

  • Holiday Phishing Scams
  • Granny Scams
  • Travel Scams
  • Gift Card Scams
  • Spoofed Websites
  • Smartphone Santa Scams
  • Charity Scams
  • Wi-Fi Wonderland
  • Holiday Love at First Sight
  • And Much More!

Hazel Heckers is the Victim Assistance Coordinator at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation where she provides direct services and support to crime victims and coordinates community education and professional training across the state and on a national basis. Hazel established the first 24 Hour ID Theft and Fraud Hotline in the nation and was in the forefront in bringing the issues of Medical ID Theft, Child ID Theft, Family Violence and ID Theft, and Disaster Response Related ID Theft and Fraud to light. She is considered a national expert in ID Theft and Fraud.

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Tax Planning for Aging Adults

Monday, December 1, 2014 with Beanna Whitlock at 2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST and 11:00 AM PST

This webinar will review tax changes for 2014 and planning tools to assist older taxpayers to reduce their federal income tax. Social Security taxability in relation to other income will be addressed and planning to assist taxpayers to utilize tax brackets to minimize taxes will be discussed.  What taxpayers can do NOW will affect April 15th.  Do not miss this webinar presented by subject matter expert Beanna Whitlock!

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