Hospice of Tift Area to Host 25th Annual National Living with Grief Program

Staff Report From Tifton CEO

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Hospice of Tift Area will host and broadcast the Hospice Foundation of America’s 25th annual Living with Grief educational program on May 29, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Tift Regional Community Events Center in Tifton.   This national program will be hosted and moderated by Frank Sesno, former CNN anchor and Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

“This learning event provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits,” said Kathy Moneypenny, Bereavement Coordinator with Hospice of Tift Area. “This program is practical for all levels. The information provided by the expert panel will be useful to healthcare clinicians, social service clinicians and others working in the hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home or faith community environments.”

Moneypenny said this year’s Living with Grief program focuses on “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth,” exploring the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief.  

“The presentation addresses the phenomena of posttraumatic growth, noting research on the concept as well as strategies professionals can use in assisting grieving individuals,” Moneypenny said.  “In addition, individuals struggling with loss will learn self-help strategies as they cope with loss. This educational program combines video presentations by experts with discussion and additional complimentary learning materials.”