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Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation

Working Towards Prevention Since 1993

Spiritual Fitness for Navigating End-of-Life Care

  • 3 Nov 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)


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Thursday, November 3rd at 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET for 75 minutes

Facing a terminal or life threatening illness and losing someone we love to Alzheimers or to death, are arguably some of the greatest existential - and spiritual - crises we will face in our lifetime. How do we possibly prepare and how do we learn to let go? 

End-of-life, death, and dying are all taboo subjects in our culture. While we all know that we will be touched by and ultimately directly experience these processes in our lifetime, they are not things we talk about, things we normalize, or even spend much time reflecting on as a society. Because of this, the end of life journey tends to be deeply isolating and lonely - we don't know what to do, we don't know what to say to each other, we don't know how to support people going through this, and we don't know how to take care of ourselves when it is our turn - as a caregiver or as the one who is confronting end of life personally. 

We may have religious beliefs and communities that provide some structure, but they often don't fill in all of the missing pieces, especially in the practical realm. Those who are atheistic, who don't have a specific religion or spiritual community may feel even more alone or lost when having to come to grips with this type of loss. 

It doesn't have to be that way. 

Simply by talking about death and dying openly, by developing certain, accessible practices, by understanding some of the common anxieties and stressors, we can begin to shift the experience to one that, while still sometimes unbearably hard, is also manageable in the greater context of the mystery and flow of life and death. 

This is a monthly program series for 2022 and all Brain Longevity Specialists are invited to join. The P2P meetings are included in the Scholar Membership. Please renew or upgrade your membership here or pay $15 to join.

Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Time: 1 pm PT/ 4 pm ET/ 10 pm Europe time
Duration: 75 minutes

Speaker: Molly Lannon Kenny

Host: Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, PhD, NBC-HWC, C-IAYT, E-RYT

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the sense of anticipatory grief and loss when caring for a terminally ill loved one
  • Learn specific exercises and activities to create a sense of courage and calm throughout the journey of caregiving
  • Discuss common stressors and how to support caregivers in navigating those stressors
  • Generate ideas for supporting the caregiver following the loss

About the Speakers:

Molly Lannon Kenny

Molly is a teacher, therapist, and writer who has dedicated her life to the collective reclamation and liberation of the human spirit. Molly has been teaching radically inclusive yoga for over twenty years. She has started countless outreach programs in a variety of settings including end of life care, trauma recovery, homeless and transitional shelters and intensive care hospital units. She has served on the boards of IAYT and Yoga Service Council and has been published multiple times in various yoga oriented journals and popular press. Her current areas of interest are teaching Bedside Yoga, as well as comparative spirituality and religion.She is a graduate of the Living School with Richard Rohr. Molly lives full time at her home in the jungles of Mexico.

Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, PhD, NBC-HWC, C-IAYT, E-RYT

Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. During that time, she also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced the practice of yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy. She is experienced in strategic planning, international and interagency collaboration, logistics planning and integration, and program management. Marilyn is also a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health and wellness coach, and functional aging and brain longevity® specialist.

Marilyn uses a balanced and integrative approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual connection and support to mentor and individuals on their journeys of aging well. She approaches achieving health and wellness through yoga, lifestyle, and nutrition.

Join us and see what the P2P is all about. We’ve prepared an amazing program for you. Can’t participate in person? Sign up and you’ll receive the recording.

We are excited to be a resource to you and create this vibrant, collaborative community of uplifting one another. Thank you for taking part in this experience.

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