When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
with Molly Sturges, Denys Cope and Christine Sandoval
Embracing Death and Dying as Part of Life
Community Conversations are free and open to the public and provide an opportunity to come together as a community to share and re flect on personal experiences with care-giving, aging and dying.
A key question will launch each Community Conversation and experts from the fi elds of creative aging, hospice, and medicine will join community members to provide critical insight and reflection.
This Community Conversation will be held at:
Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center
1121 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Please register online, space is limited: http://aloveoflearning.org/event_detail/143/995
Molly Sturges, Lifesongs
Molly Sturges is a composer, performer and facilitator. She is artistic co-director and co-founder of Lifesongs and the artist collective Littleglobe and specializes in interdisciplinary creative collaborations with a wide range of communities that foster community engagement and social transformation. In 2011 she joined the faculty at the Academy.
Denys Cope is a registered nurse and End-of-Life Coach. Although death is a natural part of life, most people tend to be uncomfortable or fearful around it. Denys Cope helps her clients overcome their fears and understand the dying process. Providing gentle guidance to individuals and their families, she helps clients open to the richness of life during their final days, making the dying process a profound experience. Denys is also the author of the award winning book: Dying A Natural Passage.
Christine D. Sandoval is a fifth generation New Mexican, who speaks Spanish and German. Christine joined the Santa Fe Care Center staff in March of 2002 and has successfully completed courses for the State of New Mexico in Passenger-Assistance Van Divers, Qualified Activity Director and Certified Nursing Assistant. She is a member of the National and State Associations for Activity Professionals and serving on the New Mexico’s state board as President. Christine received the New Mexico HealthCare Association Award in 2004 for Excellence in Resident Support and the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Volunteer Programs in 2006. In 2008 Christine received the Southwest Region R-Core Leadership Award. In 2009 she received the Santa Fe Golden Heart Award and 2010 received the Helen Dickey Award of Excellence. Her peers have recognized her eight times as "Employee of the Month" at Santa Fe Care Center. She is a present/past speaker/trainer for NMHCA and ANMAP. Ch ristine is an exceptional individual and it shows!