Authors Terri Daniel and Kelsey Collins
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 1/26/2011
As record numbers of baby boomers become caregivers for aging parents, discussion about end-of-life issues has never been more important in our culture. On Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 pm at the Bend Public Library
, two of Central Oregon's leading authors and spiritual teachers, Terri Daniel and Kelsey Collins, share information on conscious dying and a metaphysical approach to death and bereavement, with open discussion to follow. Join them as they present the end of physical life in a different light, as a gratifying experience that promotes inner healing and prepares the baby boom generation for its own inevitable transition. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Daniel is an author, speaker, and facilitator. She continues to work with metaphysical study groups and as an “11th Hour” hospice volunteer (supporting patients in the process of active dying). She also counsels bereaved parents, offering alternative perspectives on disability, death and loss. She has spoken on the topic of conscious death to community groups, churches and at spiritual conferences.
Collins is an acclaimed author, elder advocate, and vivacious speaker acknowledged by her peers for her expertise in elder care and her efforts to redefine the caregiver-caregivee experience. She is regularly invited to speak to caregivers at local and national conferences, exploring issues facing aging populations, the implications for healthcare systems and service providers, and the changing roles and responsibilities of family caregivers. She recently spoke at the Oregon Hospice Association Professional Practices Exchange focused on the challenges and opportunities hospice and palliative care providers face in providing end-of-life services in an ever changing environment.
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.