Yolo Hospice offers new program on ‘eldering’

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Yolo Hospice plans a new eight-week program called “Third Breath” on cultivating peace and wisdom during the third phase of life. It will begin on Thursday, April 18 at and continue weekly through Thursday, June 6.

Gitane, a Davis psychotherapist and Yolo Hospice ambassador, will facilitate the program, which will run from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Yolo Hospice’s office at 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, in Davis. The course is open to all and costs $80, payable by check at the first meeting.

“We’re developing this program to help people move thoughtfully through what I call the ‘eldering’ years,” Gitane says. “We will reflect and ask questions about our meaning and purpose. Our hope is that it will give participants increased peace and wisdom.”

The first two sessions will focus on a life review – the joys, delights, and special people as well as the challenging experiences.

After that, the group will address one topic per week, including self-compassion; regrets, apologies, and forgiveness; moving on in years with grace; body and life changes; and end-of-life choices and perspective. The final session will focus on a new life vision, including living with passion, perspective and wisdom.

To register for “Third Breath,” please call Yolo Hospice at 530-758-5566. Space is limited, so register early to secure a spot.

Dr. G leads numerous programs and workshops every year for Yolo Hospice. She also hosts a radio program called “Heart to Heart” on KDRT (95.7 FM).

Yolo Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides expert and compassionate hospice care, palliative care, bereavement services, and public education about end-of-life issues for all people in the region’s culturally diverse community.

The organization has been serving patients and families in Colusa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo Counties for 40 years. In 2017, it formed a strategic alliance with Citizens Who Care to expand its services, particularly caregiver support. For more information, visit www.yolohospice.org.


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