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14
Dec
j tullis, l dawalt, d edwards

The Circle of Life and the End Game!

Show #109

 


Jillian Tullis, Ph.D. in the Communications Department at UNC Charlotte, Larry Dawalt, Director of Spiritual and Grief Care Services for Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, and Donny Edwards, a resident Chaplain at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC were all with me in the studio today.

This show grew out of my interest in conversations around death and dying; how we feel about the end part of life, why some folks openly discuss the ‘end game’ while others avoid the conversation at all cost. I was fortunate to attend a version of a Death Cafe in Charlotte in November at The Respite, a Center for Grief and Hope. Jillian Tullis was one of the organizers of the event and the moderator in my group. The world works in wondrous ways at times. Jillian had been recommended to me for a show by my good friend Dena Shenk, Ph.D. the director of the Gerontology program at UNCC, and here Jillian was right in front of me. So I asked, and Dr. Tullis kindly accepted, along with Larry Dawalt, who happened to be seated next to me at the gathering. Larry had joined me in studio a few times before, and with his background with hospice care and his interest in the topic, I knew that he would only add to making this show one ‘for the ages’!  And as fate would have it, my son-in-law, Donny Edwards and my daughter Rachel were traveling to Charlotte for the weekend, so with Donny a chaplain at a major hospital, he was the perfect addition to an already formidable lineup.

This show is uplifting, honest, and a must hear for all who embrace the full experience of life. I would recommend it for any of your loved ones who may be opposed to any conversation around the topics of death and dying.

Thanks for being a part of my journey with Radio 4 the Ages. -david

12
Aug
Radio 4 the Ages - 8-12-12 - Grief and Loss

Show #47: Grief & Loss

Show #47: Grief & Loss

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.

Resources

  • Larry Dawalt, M. Div

Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services

Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

http://www.hpccr.org

dawaltL@hpccr.org

6
Feb
Radio 4 the Ages - Larry Dawalt - John Lincourt - Aging with Dignity - Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region

Show #20: Aging with Dignity

Show #20: Aging with Dignity

This Sunday, the Radio 4 the Ages team was pleased to have guests Larry Dawalt (from Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region) and John Lincourt (specializing in Biomedical Ethics and Philosophy).  This show was dedicated entirely to discussing “aging with dignity”.  We  discuss, in depth, what it means to have dignity later on in life and even discover that there is more than just one type of dignity.  We also learn some helpful information about how to better care for our aging loved ones and to be more aware of treating them with dignity.  If you or a loved one have been wondering about how to age with dignity, this is the show for you!  We hope our show will shed light on a topic that almost everyone will be presented with at some point in their life.  Stay Informed, Involved, Active, and Listened To.

Resources

Larry Dawalt, M. Div

Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services

Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

http://www.hpccr.org

dawaltL@hpccr.org