Honoring Your Wishes

February Events Schedule

Get connected at one of Iowa City Hospice’s community events this month. Visit our Events Calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Wednesday, February 7

Lensing Funeral Home: Living Through Loss –

Living Through Loss is an educational program for bereaved individuals that provides a supportive environment to receive education, support, and resources to help with loss. Topics vary by month.

When: 5:15- 6:15 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 319-338-9171

 

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care from Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City. Reservations required, call 319-339-6162.

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665, polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, February 14

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, February 21

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care: Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City. Reservations required, call 319-339-6162.

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665, polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Lensing Funeral Home Group: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow –

Please join Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for a self-help support group for any adult who has experienced a death.

When: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 319-338-9171

 

Honoring Your Wishes: Respecting Choices First Steps®

Honoring Your Wishes hosts this workshop to assist participants in learning effective communication and interview skills for person-centered advance care planning (ACP) facilitation. The intended audience is health care professionals and community health leaders.

When: Registration at 7:45. Program from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Hills Bank & Trust Community Room, 1401 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

Details: Course objectives and registration.

Contact: Jane Dohrmann, Director of Honoring Your Wishes, 319-688-4214, jane.dohrmann@iowacityhospice.org

 

Thursday, February 22

– Bereavement Luncheon –

A social luncheon, open to all bereaved, provides an opportunity to connect and share common experiences with others.

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Where: JW Foods, 122 E Ave, Kalona

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Thursday, February 28

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

 

 

Conference: Honoring Your Wishes

Enhancing Person-Centered Care through Advance Care Planning

Learn about the latest best practices and clinical benefits of Advance Care Planning (ACP) throughout the lifespan from local health care professionals and community health leaders.

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Imborek, MD

Registration

Conference Brochure

Friday, October 20th, 2017
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Iowa

College of Public Health
145 North Riverside Drive
Iowa City, Iowa

CMEs and CEUs provided. Cost: Physicians: $60; Allied Health Professionals, Health Educators & Public Health: $30; Students: $20

Supported by Iowa City Hospice, University of Iowa Health Care, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Oaknoll, Lensing Funereal and Cremation Service, Hills Bank and Trust, and the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

Documentary Film Screening of “Being Mortal”

Honoring Your Wishes, a program of Iowa City Hospice, invites the public to the screenings of the PBS documentary film Being Mortal. It will be shown on the following occasions:

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Sanctuary Community Church, 2205 East Grantview Drive, Coralville, IA. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at The Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA. Sponsored by the Senior Center

In conjunction with Dr. Atul Gawande’s widely acclaimed book, Being Mortal, the film follows renowned New York writer and Boston surgeon Dr. Gawande as he explore the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a person’s true wishes can be known and honored.

Following the screening, audience members will be invited to participate in a discussion about the film. Tips on how to have conversations with family, friends, and health care professionals will be presented and community resources will be identified.

Thank you to the John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America for its support.

Questions? Contact Jane Dohrmann, Director of Honoring Your Wishes at 319-688-4214 or jane.dohrmann@iowacityhospice.org.