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WHYY Caring Community Presents:
Living With Grief: Loss In Later Life Forum


April 24, 2002


8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee


8:30-8:40 a.m.

Welcome
presented by Willo Carey, Executive Director, WHYY Wider Horizons


8:45-9:00 a.m.

Love and Loss: Evoking the Journey of Life through the Arts
presented Mary Anne Bartley, Artist-in-Residence, Villanova University
Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, MCP Hahnemaan University


9:00-9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address:
Many Faces of Loss in Elders: Narratives of Suffering

Helen Black, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
Polisher Research Institute
Marilyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life


9:45-10:00 a.m.

Questions and Answers


10:00-10:15 a.m.

Break
Moderator: Linda Welsh, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry, Temple University Medical School


10:15-11:15 a.m.

Experiences of Loss: Of Culture and Age
Tene Hamilton, MS, Researcher Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
JoAnne Reifsnyder, Ph.D., RN, AOCN Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychosocial Oncology Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Sharon Hines Smith,Ph.D. Assistant Professor School of Social Work, Rutgers University
Rabbi Gerald Wolpe, Senior Fellow Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania


11:15-11:30 a.m.

Questions and Answers (Panelists change)


11:30-12:15 p.m.

Personal Portraits
Older persons reflect on their experiences of loss


12:15-12:25 p.m.

Questions/Answers/Discussion


12:25-12:30 p.m.

Kites: Symbolic Messengers
Mary Anne Bartley and Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD


12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch


1:30-4:00 p.m.

Hospice Foundation of America Ninth Annual Teleconference, Living With Grief: Loss In Later Life


4:00-4:30 p.m.

Follow Up Discussion