Hospice of the Valley’s Center for Grief & Loss presents Life Transitions Workshop on Retirement: How to Live a Life with Meaning and Purpose

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Retirement: How to Live a Life with Meaning and Purpose will be the timely topic for Hospice of the Valley’s Life Transitions Workshop on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, presented by Hospice of the Valley’s Center for Grief & Loss, located at 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, 95124.

This workshop will focus on the impact of retirement with respect to relationships, self-worth, and personal well-being. Participants will be asked to consider questions such as: Who am I now? What are my goals? Where do I want to be? What is my purpose? And discuss the benefits and myths of retirement.

A panel consisting of those considering retirement, recently retired, and those retired 5+ years will offer their respective insights on retirement facilitated by a licensed Hospice of the Valley grief counselor.

“While we are inundated with preparing for the financial aspects of retirement, there is limited discussion about the practical and emotional aspects of retirement,” said Brad Leary, LCSW, CT, director of social services and counseling with Hospice of the Valley. “This workshop will offer the opportunity to define what retirement means, or is going to mean, to us. We will learn that retirement is a journey of exploration and discovery, trial and error, ups and downs, challenges and joys.”

All retirees and their family and friends, persons considering retirement, baby boomers, mental health and aging professionals, attorneys, estate planners are encouraged to attend. The workshop is complimentary. Donations to Hospice of the Valley are gratefully accepted.

To RSVP, visit: hospicevalley.org/lifetransitions. Questions please contact: Becky Gomes at 1.408.559.5600 or email bgomes@hospicevalley.org.

Hospice of the Valley’s Center for Grief & Loss offers a variety of grief counseling services including individual and group support to anyone who has experienced loss. To learn more, visit hospicevalley.org.

About Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley is a nonprofit organization in Silicon Valley that provides serious illness and end-of-life care programs and services, including palliative and hospice care, grief counseling for adults, children and families, and emotional support, education and practical assistance. The organization also provides individual counseling and loss-specific support groups to anyone who has experienced a loss. Established in July 2013, the Palliative Care Center Silicon Valley, the first independent, community-based, licensed outpatient center of its kind in California for seriously ill patients and their families, is a division of Hospice of the Valley. Hospice of the Valley also provides a community resource website for caregivers and families at seriousillness.org/santaclaracounty. Serving Santa Clara County since 1979, Hospice of the Valley honors all cultures, beliefs, values and traditions and is committed to serving its diverse community and providing equitable access to care for all regardless of financial ability. For more information, call 408.559.5600 or visit hospicevalley.org.


Media Contact:

Jeanne Wun

Community Engagement

Hospice of the Valley




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