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Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Spearheads Matters of the Heart Series with Local Clergy

MattersofHeartNoDateSerious illness and end-of-life needs are unique.  “Matters of the Heart” is designed to empower clergy and lay leaders to support their communities.

Faith communities are called upon to support members of their congregations during times of serious illness and loss. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is reaching out to faith communities to strengthen and educate clergy and lay leaders in serving their constituencies. The next session in the series is slated for March 23 at the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, 1000 N. Keowee Street in Dayton. The focus of the session is Addressing Caregiver Burnout: Yours and Those Who Are Caregivers for Loved Ones. There is no cost for the program.

Kim Vesey, RN, CHPN, MS, Vice President of Mission Support with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, is leading the Matters of the Heart project, working with faith communities from across the Miami Valley. “By using our expertise to better prepare congregations in supporting their families, we believe we are extending our mission of reducing pain and suffering,” Vesey explains.

The Matters of the Heart Series involves members of church communities who develop individualized approaches to addressing the needs of those dying and grieving within their faith community. Each faith community develops and individualizes approaches to address the needs identified among their following.

Additional information is available by contacting Kim Vesey at kvesey@hospiceofdayton.org or by calling (937) 256-9507, ext. 4447. Advance registration is required and can be completed at https://hospiceofdayton.webconnex.com/clergy.

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