Monday, June 19, 5:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—Bayada Hospice is hosting an introductory evening of mindful caregiving Monday, June 19. It is free and open to facility and private caregivers, prospective hospice volunteers, and other community members. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Rutland Library, 10 Court St.
Topics discussed will include skills-based approaches to help those in a caregiving role successfully cope with the challenges they face. This mini-retreat is designed to cultivate mindfulness and compassion, reduce stress, and build resilience for facing difficult circumstances.
The event will include a presentation and actual practice meditation session by James Reilly, MA, LCMHC, LADC. Reilly is a counselor for United Counseling Services of Bennington County, has been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for 34 years, and is trained as a meditation instructor.
Attendees will also hear from the BAYADA Hospice team, who will share stories of hope, love, joy, and beauty in the face of end-of-life care. This life-affirming event will include light supper and refreshments.
This event is a kick-off to an ongoing series of free and supportive workshops for care providers, volunteers, and anyone interested in positive social engagement in their community. Those who are curious about becoming a Hospice Volunteer and putting their compassion into action are strongly encouraged to attend.
Space is limited. RSVP to 802-282-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.