Grieving Lost Dreams, Welcoming New Ones, West Des Moines, IA Sheraton West Des Moines
Grieving lost dreams. Welcoming new ones.
Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shearton West Des Moines 1800 50th St. West Des Moines, IA 50266
Whether you care for a person with MS or live with the disease yourself, MS can upset expectations and disrupt dreams. Learn strategies for managing these changes with Thomas M. Ellis, licensed marriage and family therapist and author of “This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss.” Afternoon breakout sessions will address the needs of care partners as well as men and women living with MS. Lunch will be provided.
Join Ellis for an engaging, interactive discussion with care partners, whether you are a spouse, partner, family member or friend of someone with MS.
Discuss common issues for women living with MS with Dr. Megan Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Neuropsychologist, University or Iowa
Men with MS will be joined by former broadcast journalist Verne Beachy, author of "A Tear-Stained Letter.".
Schedule (9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Check-in with coffee and juice
General session: Grieving lost dreams. Welcoming new ones, Thomas M. Ellis
Breakout sessions: Care partner issues: Thomas M. Ellis Women's issues: Dr. Megan Smith, Ph.D. Men's issues: Verne Beachy
Program Fee There is no fee for this program.
Questions For more information or for special accommodations, contact the Upper Midwest Chapter at 612-335-7900 or 800-582-5296 (option 1).
Register deadline is April 8.
Register online by logging in below or by calling 612-335-7900.
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Address: 1800 50th St. West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States