On Friday October 21st from noon to 3:00 PM, the Blue Hill Public Library will host a viewing of the film, The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, followed by a discussion. The film is produced by the Hospice Foundation of America, and features national experts, along with caregivers, patients and clinicians.
When the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, grief doesn’t wait for death. The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia features an expert panel of advanced degree social workers, a physician and internationally recognized grief experts discussing the many grief aspects that accompany the experience of Alzhieimer’s disease and dementia.
The discussion afterward will be facilitated by representatives of local nonprofits Friendship Cottage and Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. Both groups have services available to local residents. Friendship Cottage, a part of the Washington Hancock Community Agency, provides adult day service to dependent adults who may be coping with physical, mental or memory challenges. Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers free non-medical hospice- and grief-related services through trained volunteers to families in Hancock County.
This event is sponsored by the Library, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and Friendship Cottage. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.