Elder care workshop planned


The Division of Diocesan Ministry Development of the Charismatic Episcopal Church will host a free Elder Care Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Cathedral of Christ the King Family Life Center to provide vital information regarding elder care. The workshop will last from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“All of us will probably need elder care information either for ourselves or a loved one at sometime in our lives,” said Dr. Judy Massey, contact person for the event. “A wonderful slate of professionals will be available at the workshop to discuss major aspects of caring for the elderly.”

The following professionals will share pertinent information in their areas of expertise. At the end they will form a panel to field questions.

The Rev. Fr. Dr. James C. Taylor is a chaplain at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. He will discuss the palliative care multidisciplinary approach used to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced-and often end-of-life illnesses.

Janise Harris, LMSW, is a master level social worker. Among other subjects she will cover needed documents and clear up Medicaid myths.

Libby Wallace is a clinical liaison with Homestead Hospice, Newnan. She will discuss home health care and inpatient crisis management. She has developed a questionnaire on how to select a hospice that she is making available.

Fr. Canon Dan Hale is senior chaplain at Doctor’s Hospice. He will discuss spiritual support and pastoral care for staff, patients and family.

Christine Gardner is a registered physical therapist who has spent most of her career working in skilled nursing facilities.

To participate in the workshop, registration is requested so that enough handouts will be available. Email judymassey@earthlink.net by Sunday, Oct. 26 if interested attending.

The Cathedral of Christ the King Family Life Center is at 4881 Ga. Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg.