In collaboration with the Blaine County Aging Friendly Committee, the Library presents three new virtual presentations on navigating longevity. These pre-recorded presentations, originally scheduled to be presented at the spring Navigating Longevity conference, were re-envisioned in the context of COVID-19 and are now available to view anytime on the Library’s Livestream.
“Live, Love and Leave Well” with Kate Riley, Certified Death Midwife
A 15-minute presentation empowering listeners to make choices about living and dying. Kate shares personal stories, discusses the importance of finding meaning and purpose in the context of COVID-19, and gives us some questions to consider in preparing to make decisions about the very human event of dying.
“Caregiving Support and How the Pandemic Has Changed Everything” with Shawna Wasko, M.OLP, of the CSI Office on Aging
A 26-minute presentation discussing how caregiving has changed in the context of COVID-19. Wasko discusses how caregivers can be supported, the importance of not becoming isolated or burned out, and how we can all approach the grief that accompanies a long goodbye.
“Advance Directives in the Time of COVID” by Lisa Wild, RN, CHPN, of Wood River Hospice and Palliative Care
A 35-minute presentation that will help you understand what an advance directive is, when and how to complete or adjust your directive, what to consider, who to talk to, and what resources are available to you.
The Blaine County Aging Friendly Committee is a partnership among The Senior Connection, Silvercreek Living, The Cove, Mountain Rides, The Community Library, and Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley.