Preparing for the End of Our Life

By The Rt. Rev’d William O. Gregg

St. Paul’s Anglican Church will be offering its series, “Preparing for the End of Our Life,” on Mondays, beginning February 1. The six-week series, ending March 7, will be held 4–6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.

“Preparing for the End of Our Life”
Mon, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 4-6pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Cardo 6
50 pesos per session

This well-received series, first offered last summer, covers topics ranging from medical care, assisted living, medical options, insurance, how to organize your documents (e.g., wills, insurance policies, advanced medical directives), and getting your finances in order, to planning your funeral or memorial gathering.  Experts in these fields will speak and answer questions.

We begin with “Preparing the File of Life … Financial Matters and Beneficiaries” with Russell Archibald, Linda Cooper (24 Hour Association), and attorney Ian Clement on February 1. “Health Insurance Options and Other Services You Should [Be Aware of] in México” will be covered in the second session by Lic. Carmen Rivera Rio Roche, Dra. Edith Lechuga, and Lic. Rosa Maria Robles. On February 15 we focus on health care options and available services in San Miguel, other than long-term care and assisted living possibilities, with Dra. Lourdes Tejeida (palliative care), Bertha Torres (Presidente, Alzheimer Celaya, A.C.), Deborah Bickel, PA, MPH (Be Well San Miguel), and Oscar Cervantes Peña (Medical Home: Home Nursing San Miguel). In the fourth session, we look at long-term care and assisted living with Dr. Fernando Prieto (Cielito Lindo), Pierre Leporeau (Casa Cieneguita), Dr. José Valencia (holistic geriatrics), and Paramo Rios (ALMA). In the fifth session on February 29, Dr. Dan Lessner (Jewish Cultural and Community Center) and Bishop William Gregg (St. Paul’s) will look at final things—death and planning your funeral or memorial gathering. The series ends with Martha Hamill, MSW, Dorie Beach, MSW, and Susan Curra (Stephen’s Ministry, Community Church) who will explore follow-up for the living after the death of a loved one, including grieving, listening, and available resources.

The contribution at the door goes to a designated fund held in trust at St. Paul’s that is available to anyone in the community who may need assistance with fees or expenses while addressing end-of-life issues.

 

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