Hope Hospice is offering a series of four workshops this fall to address potential challenges after the death of a loved one. The workshops address a wide range of topics from physical fitness, cooking and shopping for one, legal and financial matters, selecting an auto repair shop, hiring a handyperson, and personal safety at home and in your car.
The effects of care giving and grieving may leave you with little motivation to exercise or eat properly at a time when these acts are needed most. During the Get Moving–Get Healthy workshop a licensed physical therapist and registered dietician will discuss why physical fitness and good nutrition are so important for coping with grief.
In addition to taking care of yourself physically, there are a multitude of practical issues you may need to address. The Legal and Financial Matters workshop will be facilitated by a Ken Begun, Esq., Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialist. Ken will help you understand the need for death certificates and the number to order, how to acquire titles to real property and ways to secure inherited assets for the future, the documents needed to access social security and/or life insurance benefits and income tax implications following the death of a loved one.
If you are now living solo, it can be a challenge to adjust to cooking and shopping for one. Hope Hospice is partnering with Pans on Fire in Pleasanton to discuss solutions to this challenge. Linda Wyner, Food Anthropologist and Cooking Instructor will discuss how planning ahead and a little savvy shopping can have you cooking like a pro during the Cooking and Shopping for One workshop.
Living solo may also mean that you are now responsible for auto and home repairs. The When Things Break Down & Personal Safety workshop will provide advice for selecting an auto repair shop or hiring a home contractor or handyperson. Additionally, a Crime Prevention Officer will discuss measures to ensure your safety at home and in your car.
You are invited to attend one of or all four workshops. However, pre-registration is required as space is limited. The workshops, except for Cooking and Shopping for One, are free and will be held at Hope Hospice’s Dublin office. There is a small fee for the Cooking and Shopping for One workshop which will be held at Pans on Fire in Pleasanton.
Call 925-829-8770 or visit HopeHospice.com to reserve your space.
- Get Moving – Get Healthy Oct. 4, 2012, 7-9 pm
- Cooking and Shopping for One Oct.11, 2012, 6-8 pm
- Legal and Financial Matters Oct. 25, 2012, 7-9 pm
- When Things Break Down & Personal Safety Nov. 1, 2012, 3-5 pm