Richard Solar and Lyndall Hare, a self described ‘gypsy gerontologist’ join me on this very special program. Lyndall is an Eldercare Coach and an Aging Consultant. She is affiliated with The Respite, A Centre for Grief and Hope, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Richard Solar lost his spouse of 50 years just four months ago, and he graciously agreed to share his thoughts on the loss and recovery process that he is going through. Our hope is that Richard’s sharing of his experience may bring comfort to others who are or will someday be going through a similar experience.
Lyndall brings many years of her experiences working and assisting others with life issues to the program, and she offers her words of wisdom for Richard. This program exemplifies the mission of Radio 4 the Ages, to wit, “…to improve the quality of life of our senior adults by facilitating their ability to stay informed, involved, active and listened to.”
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This Sunday on Radio 4 the Ages, Heather and Matt speak with Larry Dawalt (Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services – Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region) about grief and loss. We learn how people can experience grief and loss differently, especially the losses that many senior adults face as they age. We talk about what people close to those grieving can do to help and how to listen and inspire hope. We also hear from David, and his son David, via phone to talk about his visit to Albuquerque, NM to watch his son be promoted from Captain to Major in the United States Air Force. To learn more about grief and loss, experiences we will all face at some point in our lives, tune in to Radio 4 the Ages.
- Larry Dawalt, M. Div
Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
This Sunday on Radio 4 the Ages, we spoke with two wonderful guests Mandy Eppley and Lyndall Hare, both from The Respite – A Centre for Grief & Hope. Mandy tells about the beginnings of The Respite as well as what they do. From their website:
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect for the grief process, The Respite helps people, regardless of socio-economic status, who have suffered a significant loss in any form to reclaim a healthy and productive life. We provide a safe haven, a supportive community, and take a holistic approach that offers a variety of healing modalities (mind, soul and body) to empower individuals and families. Our vision is to shift how grief is viewed in the world – moving from shame and isolation to unveiling (or mining) grief’s transformative gifts. We welcome grief and provide hope for tomorrow.
We were so grateful to have them on our show this week to talk about all the great things they are doing. Tune in, call in, and get involved!
- Mandy Eppley, M.A., LPC, NCC
Director of Services & Programs
Licensed Professional Counselor/Grief Therapist
- Lyndall Hare, BSW, PhD Gerontologist
Midlife Transitions & Aging Specialist
- The Respite – A Centre for Grief & Hope
4919 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205