Virtual CE Event
This continuing education event provides information to deal with stress, both at work and in our personal lives. In this session, we define stress and its physical, emotional and mental effects on caregivers. In addition, this session offers a stress test and individual "stress-buster" plan to guide and teach self-care. This presentation offers 1.5 CEs.
We will have networking before the meeting, so show up a few minutes early!
- 11:45 - 12:00 - networking
- 12:00 - 1:10 - CE presentation
- 1:10 - 1:30 - Q&A
About the presenter: Lynda Anello
Lynda Anello is a Community Liaison for VITAS Healthcare in Cincinnati, where she is responsible for community outreach and marketing. This position combines her love of community outreach, which has been a central aspect of her professional roles throughout her career, with her passion for the mission-centered work of hospice, an industry that mirrors her values in holistic, self-determined living and dying.
She believes that being mindful and aware in each moment that we could die at any time creates a more profound and richer experience of living, and she believes that the reluctance to contemplate and talk about death which is so common in our society is causing unnecessary suffering and missed opportunities for beautiful moments at the end of life.
Lynda is involved in several initiatives to promote Advance Care Planning, and especially to facilitate conversations about death and dying. She has attended training to become a certified First Steps Advance Care Planning Facilitator through Respecting Choices®. In addition, she has worked closely with Michael Hebb, founder of the Death over Dinner movement, to begin promoting and facilitating the Death over Dinner experience in Cincinnati. Since late 2018, Lynda has been helping patients and families most directly through a VITAS Cincinnati initiative called the Goals of Care Conversation. This in-depth conversation enables the patient and family to process thoughts and feelings about the benefits and burdens of treatment and empowers them to proactively make informed decisions about future care in advanced illness and at the end of life.
She is a trained facilitator of the Virtual Dementia Tour, an interactive experience of dementia that is designed to create greater empathy and compassion and improved care for dementia patients. She is a Program Chair on the Cin-Day Seniors board, where she is tasked with finding monthly speakers and breakfast sponsors.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Antioch University McGregor, and a Master of Science in Leadership Development from Wright State University.