The John & Cathy Belcher Institute led by Dr. Lou Lukas, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of the Chesapeake, brings together health experts, advocates, and community members to further heighten end-of-life care. The couple’s $5 million donation to the nonprofit in 2014 provided the seed funding to launch the Institute. The community is invited to attend a Courageous Conversations Series, opening this fall at the Anne Arundel County Library – Severna Park Branch from 7 to 8:30 p.m. located at 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, MD.
- The Best Ending Ever: Having the Conversation – Wednesday, Sept. 30: How to start important family conversations about planning for the end of life, presented by Dr. Lou Lukas, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of the Chesapeake
- Safe Passages: Finding Comfort at the End of Life – Monday, Oct. 26: How to make choices with hospice and palliative care, presented by Dr. David Wu, Internist, and Renee Bland, Business Development Liaison, Hospice of the Chesapeake
- Growing Through Grief: What the Sacred Sorrow of Grief Can Teach Us – Wednesday, Nov. 18: What is “normal” grieving? How do we give and receive help? Presented by Susan Coale, LCSW-C, Clinical Specialist, Chesapeake Life Center and Janey Blakely, MA, MDiv, PhD candidate., Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University of Maryland.
Registration is not required, however, seating is limited. Call 443-837-1527 for more information.