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Arbor West Neighbors
Losing a Loved One- July 2022
From left: Panelists John Muhlenberg, Phyllis Rubin, Ralph Lee, Janis Johnston and moderator Catherine Gallogly.
The first program (not recorded) was inspired by AWN President Phyllis Rubin, who recognized the value of sharing what she learned through her husband's illness and death. Each of the three panelists who joined her reported different experiences. Some loved ones died at home, others in the hospital. Some called on family and friends for support; others struggled alone. Yet there were also similarities. The audience heard about regrets. Particularly poignant was the story of how the inability of a couple to face the severity of the husband’s condition robbed them both of the opportunity for a loving goodbye.
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