Bulletin Board 10/11/18

Conference deadline nears

MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice is hosting its fifth Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference entitled “…at the Heart of Every Moment.”

The conference is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24 at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. Registration is now open for those seeking an energetic, invigorating conference where great minds come together-physicians, nurses, care providers and professionals across disciplines-to explore, learn and improve care for patients.

Registration is available at the rate of $150 for those who register before Oct.15.

The focus of the conference includes person/family-centered care through a collaborative approach, spirituality (not necessarily religion), and evolving changes in delivery of hospice care. Other topics presented at the conference will include cannabinoid use in palliative care, compassion fatigue, End of Life Doula, the Neuroscience of Pain and Integrative Medicine.

A special free community presentation will be provided at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 by The Honorable Judge Cheryl Hill. She will discuss the legal issues surrounding Conservatorships, Guardianships, DPOA, Living Wills and Probate.

A diverse, expert panel of presenters will bring this information to attendees. This conference will offer more than 20 distinguished speakers. Keynote speakers include Dr. Larry Skendzel, Hospice Director, Gundersen Health System, LaCrosse, WI; Dr. Sheetal Acharya, UPHS – Oncology-Hematology; Dr. Lisa Long, UPHS Family Medicine, Dr. Mike Grossman, UPHS-Bell Family Practice, Jon Magnuson, MDiv, Cedar Tree Institute; and Dr. Mary Tobin-Anderson- UPHS-Lakewood Clinic.

“We’re very pleased to host our Fifth Conference this October. Each year the conference has grown and we’ve had a tremendous response from attendees. We’re excited to bring a diverse group of local and regional leaders in palliative and hospice care to practitioners here in the U.P.,” said Sue (Kitti) Rutkowski, Lake Superior Hospice CEO in a news release.

Sponsors for the event include Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, NMU School of Nursing, Brookridge Heights Assisted Living, and Dr. Craig Coccia. Sponsorships are available.

For more information on registering or sponsoring the conference, contact Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice at 906-225-7760 or visit online at www.lakesuperiorhospice.org.

Stamp class deadline Monday

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will have a Stamp A Stack class from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ishpeming High School.

Cost for this 4-hour session is $40 — the $10 supply fee is already included in the cost. Everyone will enjoy this class: stamp birthday cards, holiday cards, graduation cards, etc.

Call Community Schools at 906-475-4173 to register. Register by Oct. 15 so supplies can be ordered in time.

NSDAR meets in Baraga

MARQUETTE — The Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, based in Marquette is taking its Saturday meeting to Baraga at the Lakeside Baraga Inn from noon to 3 p.m

The program will be about “Girls in White Dresses.”

Potential members are encouraged to attend and bring any genealogical paperwork and questions with them. For any questions, call Melissa Wilson at 226-7836.

Breakfast in Gwinn Sunday

GWINN — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 14 at the club.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years.

On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.