Bereavement Support Group – Fall 2017
Our next Bereavement Support Group begins on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:30 am-12:00 pm. The group will meet every other Wednesday for 6 sessions; October 4, 18, November 1, 15, 29, December 6. Sessions will be held at the Weinstein Hospice offices, located on the campus of the William Breman Jewish Home, 3156 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327. For more information or to pre-register please contact Cantor Donna Faye Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-352-4308. NOTE: This will be a closed group and participants are expected to attend all sessions. Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 8 to 10 participants.
There is no fee for this group.
“The group helped me tremendously to address my underlying emotions and feelings that needed to surface. Our group bonded and we are all helping each other as we face and accept this new path in our lives.” – Bereavement group participant
Screening of PBS’s FRONTLINE film, “Being Mortal”
Weinstein Hospice and Jewish Home Life Communities will host a screening of PBS’s FRONTLINE film, “Being Mortal” on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Srochi Hall at the William Breman Jewish Home. Watch the trailer Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.
The purpose of the screenings are to educate audiences and encourage people to take concrete steps to identify and communicate their wishes for end-of-life care. The screening will be followed by a guided discussion. Aired on PBS in February 2015, “Being Mortal” follows physician Atul Gawande as he thinks about death and dying in the context of being a healer. The renowned writer and Boston surgeon shares stories about experiences at the end of life from patients and his own family. Dr. Gawande published a national bestselling book by the same name. The Harman Foundation was an underwriter of the FRONTLINE film.
Navigating the Journey Workshop
Weinstein Hospice is offering an enlightening and engaging 2-part adult education workshop on Sunday, November 6th and 13th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Congregation B’nai Torah. The workshop is geared to help adult children of aging parents become skilled and knowledgeable about the joys and challenges of helping our parents and grandparents make the most of their old age. The workshop will be led by Jenifer Firestone, LMSW and Rabbi Joshua Heller. No fee to attend but RSVP to 404-257-0537 is a must for planning purposes.
Annual Memorial Service
Weinstein Hospice will hold its Annual Memorial Service, honoring the lives of patients who have died during the past year on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00- 3:00 PM in Srochi Hall at the William Breman Jewish Home (3150 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta GA 30327). Service will be led by Weinstein Hospice Chaplain, Cantor Donna Faye Marcus. Dessert reception to follow. Please RSVP for planning purposes to email@example.com or call 404-352-4308.