Coalition for Quality End of Life Care Newsletter
January 2017 News & Updates
New Year, New Beginnings
As we begin 2017, it can be a good idea to review the past year, and think about what we will do differently in the new year. This can be especially powerful and important if you have experienced a loss.

Research suggests that if we are able to frame loss in a positive way, we handle loss better. That's not to say that we don't grieve, and we don't miss our loved one; but it does mean that we are able to think positively: "Yes, I have experienced the loss of a parent, and that is sad, and I miss my parent every day. On the other hand, I have this wealth of knowledge I learned from my parent, and I do things every day that remind me what a good parent I had. "

This is just one example of how we can think about the positive, and be thankful for the positive impact our loved ones have in our lives.
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Meet the Board
Kim Olmedo
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas, as well as a Certified Case Manager and a Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of Social Work, primarily in healthcare.

Kim has 14 years of hospital experience, in inpatient rehab and long term acute care settings. She has almost four years of home health/hospice experience, and currently works for Vitas Healthcare, where she coordinates their Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) program. Kim has also been a Geriatric Care Manager, and provided this service while working with an elder law firm.

Kim was a board member for the Tarrant Area Gerontological Society (TAGS) for many years, including four years as the organization’s president. Other volunteer work includes being a member of the Tarrant County Adult Protective Services Community Board, the State Adult Protective Services Board, and currently representing the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on the Texas MOST Coalition Board.

Good Ends Book Club
In the summer of 2013, more than a million Twitter followers kept vigil with NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon through a series of tweets sent from his mother's bedside. The experience, shared 140 characters at a time, became Unforgettable, the true story of the extraordinary life and last days of Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband.

Read this lighthearted and loving memoir, then join the Good Ends Book Club for it's first evening get-together at 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 26.

Readers can be part of the conversation at Cancer Care Services, 623 S. Henderson, Fort Worth, TX 76104. You can also join our live tweet chat at #GoodEnds.

Buy Unforgettable in print, Kindle, or audible formats and benefit the Coalition for Quality End of Life Care when you start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Being Mortal Event
February 26, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
422 Church Street  
Grapevine, TX 76051
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