The Denton Area Partnership for End of Life Care joins the Hospice Foundation of American to present “Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying and Death in Later Life” from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Good Samaritan Society Denton Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive.
Each year, the hospice foundation partners with community-based organizations to present the Living With Grief program. “Aging America” is the 26th annual presentation of the series.
Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, moderates the program. The series presents discussions about end-of-life decisions and issues, and this year’s program will examine how mental health professionals, health care providers and the wider community can support aging Americans. By 2040, Medicare is expected to include 80 million seniors, more than double its current number. Advanced age often comes with specific of losses — from the death of a spouse or partner, to waning independence and identity.