Hospice Giving Foundation launches 1st Spanish virtual workshop

Monterey California, Monday, February 22, 2021 — Hospice Giving Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its first virtual workshop in Spanish, to be presented via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

In December, HG Foundation announced the hiring of Erandi García as a Program Specialist, with the aim of expanding public awareness and knowledge of end-of-life services within the Latinx community. Part of her role is to provide information and education in Spanish to change social attitudes about death. García will be moderating this workshop focused on the role of Latino women.

In general, and culturally, the Latino woman is the one who takes charge of the care and well-being of her parents when they reach a stage in which they can no longer be independent, either due to their old age or their health condition.

The workshop, ‘The role of the Latino woman in the care of aging parents,’ which will be held on Thursday, March 4 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM via Zoom, is intended to provide resources to help the community experience peace of mind through advance planning and compassionate end-of-life care.

The workshop will have key guest speakers. Yessica Rodríguez, from Monterey County Behavioral Health Department, will talk about the importance of self-care for women who take care of their parents and what to do at home for their own well-being. Silvia Austerlic, educator and intercultural consultant @ Senti-Pensantes Connections, will address the issue of anticipatory grief, so that caregivers can accompany their parents with love and compassion during their aging. For her part, Vivian García, MD, Family Practice Resident at Natividad Medical Center, will explain what Palliative care is and where to find resources in the community.

Registration is required: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/mujerlatina

This first workshop in Spanish will be the beginning of many other conversations with the Latinx community about how to prepare for the end of life, so that they can help their loved ones to have a dignified death.

HG Foundation is committed to working on improving end-of-life care for people in Monterey and San Benito Counties to better understand what makes it so hard for all people, especially in the Latinx culture, to talk about end of life and to improve services to this community. Our goal is to make life better by helping families get good care when they need it, in the way they need it, with respect for their culture, faith and family.

Our Mission
HG Foundation believes in living fully and dying peacefully. Our community-based support promotes personal choice, preparedness, and the highest standards of compassionate, dignified end-of-life care for individuals and their loved ones.

For more information on end-of-life resources and educational events please visit hospicegiving.org

Other Agency Information – Hospice Giving Foundation has been serving our community through grants and education for end of life for over 22 years. HG Foundation’s President/CEO Siobhan M. Greene is available for interviews. For more information call 831.333.9023 or visit hospicegiving.org.

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