For Such a Time as This: A Wellness Series for the Second Half of Life

At First Congregational Church of Flagstaff on Saturday afternoons, 2–4 p.m. beginning in February. All are welcome!

This series will address some of the questions that arise when we or loved ones move into and through the second half of life.

Led by specialists on various topics, we’ll learn about ways to

  • identify the challenges, questions, and options we have,

  • embrace the opportunities that present themselves and

  • develop meaningful conversations with family, friends, professionals on several topics that face us as we get older.

It is a series, but you may attend one or several or all. There is no charge, except for the final session when the American Red Cross will offer CPR Training.

February 9: Showing of Being Mortal a film by Atul Gawande; discussion led by Rev. Dr. Margaret Gramley

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join a national dialogue taking place in your community concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documentary “Being Mortal,” which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Preparing Advance Directives will be included. Discussion led by Rev. Dr. Margaret Gramley Pastoral Counselor and Interim Pastor

February 23: The Experience of Aging - Dr. Lorraine Young, Ph.D., Psychologist

Carl Jung, famous psychologist, said, “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life.” Perhaps you can identify with that. Indeed we encounter many changes as we move into the later years of our lives, some of them welcome, some of them challenging. Join us in learning what science and psychology have to share about moving with grace into “the afternoon of life”. Presenation and Discussion led by Lorraine Young, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

March 9: A Place to Call Home - Senior Living, Assisted Living, Home Care, Hospice – panel

Panel discussion on Housing Choices With representatives from The Peaks: A Senior Living Community Brookdale Assisted Living Angels Care Home Health Northland Hospice

March 23: Being Prepared - Documents, Financials, Funeral Preparations – panel

Presentations and Panel Discussion: Information will be provided on Legal and Financial details as well as Funeral and Memorial Service Choices that should be part of conversations with your loved ones as you plan for your death. Topics will include Financial Planning, Funeral Home Services and Pre-planning, Memorial Services & Funerals Rev. Sara Day, MMBB Financial Services Robert Baer, Attorney Rev. William Davis, Norvell Owens Mortuary

April 13: Personal Safety in Your Home and Community by by Flagstaff Police Department

April 27: CPR Training $25 by the Red Cross