CE Program: What’s so Funny about Aging & Being Mortal

– Challenging Perspectives on Aging and Dying

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Want to learn fun and inspiring ways to improve your health and your outlook? Enjoyment and laughing our way through our senior years makes the process easier, improves our health, and helps prepares us for the inevitability of our mortality. We look at and dispel some common aging myths and also explore the negative images of aging – “ageism” – contrasted with the value and blessings (and humor!) of aging. We investigate new models of positive spiritual eldering as emerging evidence continues to show positive health outcomes linked to the spiritual practices of elders regardless of religious or non-religious background. We also look at “best practices” of elder mentors and models who thrive on meaning, purpose, and connectedness in a world biased toward youth. You will learn how mortality can be easier to face through the use of spiritual practices such as gratitude, through leaving behind gifts  including memoirs and advance planning directives, and through the process of open dialogue around the topic. You will leave with a renewed approach to aging and new perspectives on mortality that can improve your wellness quotient!


Consider this class for your group. Previews are available – call Amanda at 508.862.6395

Presented by:

Kathleen Budreski, RN, BS, EPM:

Kathy has over 40 years of nursing experience, and is certified in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling and Educational and Pastoral Ministry. She has worked in many healthcare settings, including inpatient, community health, Parish Nursing and Hospice settings and currently works per diem as a Wellness RN at Wingate (formerly Epoch) Assisted Living in Brewster, MA. She has facilitated Breast Cancer and Bereavement and Memoir groups in her community and is a trained facilitator for the What If? ….Work-shop Program, which offers the opportunity to give the gift of preparedness to loved ones.

Amanda Murphy, RN, BA, HN-BC

Amanda is a registered nurse of 40 years who is board-certified in Holistic Nursing, and certified in Holistic Stress Management, Whole Health® Education and Coaching, and Empowerment Training  among others. Her mission is to inform, inspire, and empower others through creative workshops designed to reduce stress and foster health and wellness. She has been presenting wellness classes including approved continuing education classes on Cape Cod since 2006.



sAs an American Psychological Association approved provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

This program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 — September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR. Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-16-561.

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