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Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life

America is aging at a rapid rate with 10,000 people in the U.S. turning 65 every day. By 2040, Medicare is expected to include 80 million enrollees.

Advanced age can bring a range of losses from a spouse or partner to independence and identity. Along with experiencing multiple losses, older people are more likely suffer from multiple chronic conditions requiring complex medical care.

How can mental health professionals, healthcare providers, and the wider community support the growing number of aging Americans through these losses? 
Aging America panelists Ken Doka, Brian de Vries, and Pat Murphy will integrate their expertise to discuss these issues and look at innovative programs and new approaches to support bereaved older adults as they explore:
  • grief experiences and support needs specific to older adults,
  • programs designed to end the "conveyer belt" of runaway care in the last months of life, and
  • ethical issues that may arise.


  • Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv, The College of New Rochelle
  • Patricia Murphy, PhD, APN, FAAN, FPCN Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • Brian de Vries, PhD, San Francisco State University, Emeritus
  • Moderator: Frank Sesno, George Washington University

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On Demand and DVD: Beginning March 12, 2019
Length:  2 hours, plus 30-minute discussion for CE certification
CE Hours:  2.5 CEs available for a variety of boards. 
CE Fees:  $21 per certificate 

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1. Register for the program 
       - Online by reading and agreeing to the terms and conditions below and completing an order (you may also register by becoming a sponsor or ordering the program as part of a webinar package)
By email, fax, or mail via editable PDF by clicking here
      By phone at (202) 457-5811
2. Access the webcast in your online account beginning March 12, 2019 (DVDs and program materials will ship mid February 2019).
3. Use the materials available in your online account to market and plan your event. 
4. Host the program and local panel discussion.
5. Instruct attendees to go online to receive their CE certificates (instructions available in your online account)

  • One DVD of the program
  • One companion book 
  • 25 viewer guides for the audience
  • Organizer's manual
  • One poster to promote your event

Living with Grief® is also available as part of the 2018-19 webinar package. Learn more here.


Click here to order a box of 20 books for your audience. Also available for single purchase.
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