Grief and Gratitude at the End of Life
Who: Your staff, volunteers, families and community members
This session will deal both with journeying with another person as they approach death as well as helping the KIN Minister and other caregivers process that experience. It will use relevant quotes and stories to provide a context for a discussion about a variety of strategies and resources for navigating the dying process. As the title suggests, both grief and gratitude will be positioned as key themes for understanding the dying experience and for discovering both help and hope at the end of life.
- Bill GranSpiritual Ministries Consultant, Pastor
As a pastor, chaplain and spiritual ministries consultant I have provided pastoral care, support, and training for persons of all ages within church, community, hospital, and senior care settings. This has included both personally providing and training of others in providing of end of life care and assisting in the creating of various spiritual ministries resources, including the development of spiritual ministries assessments.
- Greg WilcoxVice President, Mission Integration and Senior Pastor
Greg points to working as a certified nursing assistant in various long-term care settings as a young adult and the connection he experienced with residents as a source of inspiration to pursue a career in long-term care. One of his greatest joys is working to help provide inspiration and resources to those who live and work in our Good Samaritan Society communities across the country so that they may daily experience God’s love.