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Lifesongs Community Conversations

Date(s): Oct 22
Time
: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center
Cost/deposit: (see below)

AN EVENING
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 reflect on personal experiences with care-giving, aging and dying.

A key question will launch each Community Conversation and experts from the fields of creative aging, hospice, and medicine will join community members to provide critical insight and reflection.

Please note
This Community Conversation will be held at:
Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center

1121 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87504

Lifesongs Circle

"When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
 
When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.
 
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."
 
~ Mary Oliver ~


Cost:
FREE to the public | Please Register | Space is limited
For more information please call:505-995-1860

  

 

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

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 SandovalChristine 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. Christine is an exceptional individual and it shows!