Lunch is on us!
Join us for a series of free monthly lunch and learn workshops created with the intention of giving community members an opportunity to participate in educational and meaningful conversation on a variety of well-being topics.
Each month will feature a new topic and guest speaker.
The Hospice Lunch and Learns will take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Hospice Center on Route 11 between Potsdam and Canton.
For more information on our Lunch and Learns or to register for a workshop, contact Samantha Jones at (315)265-3105.
Pre-Registration is required! (Deadlines to register for a workshop are the day before the scheduled event)
Upcoming Lunch and Learns:
January 17th: Living with Intention
This workshop is about making conscious choices and creating new possibilities. It’s about living fully, being mindful of the moment and making room in your life for gratitude, peace and happiness. Rather than setting resolutions for the new year, learn to live a life of intention.
Guest Speaker: Linda Potter, Nautilus Retreat
February 21st – Coffin Club: Casual Conversation with a Funeral Director
We all have them – ordinary and not so ordinary questions about funerals, cremation vs. burial and many other questions about funerals you’ve always wanted to ask. Here is your chance to have them answered in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. After the response to the first Coffin Club held in October, we decided to give the community another opportunity to join in this lively conversation and get their questions answered!
Guest Speaker: Chad Green, Donaldson Seymour Funeral Homes
March 21st – The Art of Condolence
Following the death of his wife, David learned just how difficult it was for people to effectively express their condolences, often unintentionally saying things that were more hurtful then helpful. This workshop is intended to assist individuals in learning the right things to say (or not say) when you trying to be supportive of someone experiencing grief.
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Hornung
April 18th – Spring Death Cleaning
Also called Swedish Death Cleaning, join us to find out what death cleaning is and the benefits you can enjoy while you’re still very much alive.
May 16th – “In Case I Die….” – Part 1, Starting the Conversation
Where do you start when you want to get things in order and make your end-of-life wishes known? Join us to find out how to get this most important conversation started.
June 20th – “In Case I Die…” -Part 2, Document Checklist
Now we’re talking! This session will focus on the documents you might want to have in place; where to get them, what they mean, who should have them, etc.
No programs during July and August
September 19th – Mindfulness and Gratitude
October 17th – Veteran’s Program
Did you know that veteran’s often have unique needs at the end-of-life. Join us to learn more about how when and where a veteran served affects him or her.
November 14th – Death Across Cultures
Each culture has unique and meaningful death rituals. Join us for a panel of speakers who will share their cultural practices.
December 19th – Year-End Luncheon