I hope that you found ways to celebrate over the holiday weekend. I know that my family’s activities were different from our traditions but still very enjoyable. Whether we are ready to emerge or prefer staying safer at home, we are all much more aware of our feelings of vulnerability and, I think, willing to discuss them with our loved ones.
JourneyCare encounters patients and their families at their most vulnerable time. Care Team members often become a part of conversations about a patient’s wishes for their end of life and how they want to be remembered. Our work in the foundation also includes discussions with donors about the legacy they want to leave and JourneyCare’s role in that legacy.
Later this month we will host the fourth in the JourneyCare Foundation’s series of virtual town hall discussions with a special focus on the planning the legacy we leave to our families. Author and JourneyCare friend Rich Morris will share thoughts, questions, and a planning process from his book, Kids, Wealth, and Consequences. More information will follow in the coming weeks.
Last week’s virtual town hall, Coping with Collective and Individual Loss was well-attended and appreciated by many who shared their comments afterward. Whether you registered in advance or not, you can watch the recording of the discussion. Follow the link also to find the much-requested Teresa of Avila reflection that Elise Magers shared.
I hope that you will share this email with your family and friends who may be interested in the Town Hall conversations.
Joseph P. Matty
President, JourneyCare Foundation