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Wellness Wednesday: You Only Die Once, Navigating Options at the End of Life (Part 2)

October 2nd @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Presented by the Grossmont Healthcare District

Join us for this special four-part Wellness Wednesday series, as guest speakers explore types of care and support available at the end of life, and practical guidance for ensuring your wishes are honored. In “Part 2: Understanding the Language of End of Life – Hospice, Palliative Care, Death Doulas, and More”, Jessica Empeño will define frequently used terms in end-of-life care, help you understand benefits, and how to access palliative and death care resources, as well as discuss support for the grieving and bereaved.

Speaker: Jessica Empeño, MSW is a medical social worker with over 23 years of experience as a clinician, leader, educator, and advocate specializing in end-of-life care, dementia, caregiver support, program development, and leadership. She has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University and certificates in Health Law & Policy, and Interdisciplinary Palliative Care. Jessica currently serves as the National Director of Clinical Engagement & Education for Compassion & Choices.

When: Wednesday, October 2 | Presentation 10-11 AM, Film screening begins 11:30 AM
Where: Grossmont Healthcare District’s Conference Center Auditorium (9001 Wakarusa St. La Mesa, CA)
Contact: 619.825.5010, library@grossmonthealthcare.org, or visit us in person to learn more
Feature film: TBD

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Wellness Wednesdays are unique GHD-sponsored programs that feature different health topics every month. Wellness Wednesdays are free and open to all community members. Registration is not required.


October 2nd
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Grossmont Healthcare District’s Health & Wellness Library
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Grossmont Healthcare District’s Conference Center Auditorium
9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, 91942 United States
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