Workshop on Organizing End-of-Life Decisions
Difficult Decisions and Document Organization: Getting it Together Before You Go
A family member is in the ER after an accident. Chemo just seems to make her more sick. A family member is in the ICU on life support. What must be done? What is optional? What should not be done? This workshop guides participants through dozens of topics affecting life, estate and personal wishes. Each participant will also receive an 80-page workbook that provides a comprehensive, simple, easy-to-follow format, complete with charts and tables, for organizing these most important records and documents. Includes lunch. $40.00 per person
Bio for Deacon Pat Bradley
Deacon Pat Bradley is a retired deacon with over 30 years’ experience in parish ministry. He has 14 years’ experience as a hospital chaplain and was board certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. He has extensive experience with families in crisis. When working in full time parish ministry he frequently officiated at the liturgical services for the dead. At the hospital, he was normally called when patients in the ER or ICU were critical or dying.
Deacon Bradley was ordained in 1980 for the Diocese of Camden, NJ. He was serving in the Air Force at the time and continued his ministry wherever the Air Force took him. Upon retirement from the Air Force in 1988 he settled in the Archdiocese of Denver where he was assigned to parish ministry. In 1999 he moved to the Diocese of Cheyenne where he served as Director of Pastoral Care at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Retiring from there in 2012 he moved to Spokane in 2013 and has helped out at St. Joseph Parish in Colbert.
Deacon Bradley is a national known speaker having presented workshops on Spiritual Care and on Domestic Violence around the country.
Bio for Dr. Barbara Zapotocky Cook, DC, MA.
Dr. Barbara (Zapotocky) Cook has over 25 years of experience as a healthcare provider, gerontologist, educator and entrepreneur. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic where she was formerly an Assistant Professor in Diagnosis and the Director of the School of Chiropractic Technicians. After returning to Honolulu, she and her husband built a large Chiropractic practice which she enjoyed for 10 years. Dr. Zapotocky’s patient load focused on individuals aged 45 – 95. Sustaining several significant, life-altering injuries from car accidents, Dr. Zapotocky was told she could no longer continue in her occupation as a practicing chiropractor. Selling their practice, she returned to school in 1995 to pursue a Master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado. For the next 18 years Dr. Zapotocky has been employed in various aspects of Long Term Care including Administrator, Assisted Living, Director of Training for Child and Family Service, various Senior Program Manager positions for the Honolulu Gerontology Program, as Faculty for several Community Colleges, Coordinator, Senior Program at Waikiki Community Center, Case Manager with Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington and as a Gerontologist/Care Manager with Elder Care Consultants LLC. in Spokane.
Presenter: Deacon Patrick Bradley, MA, and Dr. Barbara Cook, CD, MA, GerontologistEvent Website
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