Flushing House will sponsor a bereavement symposium, titled “Perspectives in Bereavement / Charting One’s Path to Recovery” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. The symposium will be co-sponsored by elder law attorney Ann Carrozza, who will also address the audience.
The symposium will include an accredited course for IACET CEUs. Social workers, case managers and other healthcare professionals can benefit from the forum, especially caregivers with grieving older adults or any who have lost loved ones.
Panelists for the forum will include Dr. William Duke MD, internal medicine and geriatrics; Rabbi Michael Weisser, Free Synagogue of Flushing, a grief counselor for the Jewish elderly discussing end-of-life issues; Sister Kathleen Masterson, a pastoral associate at Sacred Heart Church in Bayside, co-founder of the Sacred Heart Bereavement Support Group; and the Rev. Anne Canadeo, a gerontologist and former director of resident services at Flushing House, an interfaith minister at the New Seminary in New York City.
Also included in the symposium will be special greetings from State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and keynote speaker E. Willis Partington, a bereavement counselor for Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care, presenting “Grief, Mourning and Bereavement Among Older Adults.”
In addition to free health screenings for older adults, the forum will also include question-and-answer interactions with panelists, a luncheon, a sponsor expo and networking for participants. Sponsorship opportunities and resource guides are available.
The event is free, but space is limited. For information, to make a reservation or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Robert Salant at Flushing House, (347) 532-3025, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.