Friday, April 24, 2020
9 - 9:45 a.m. CT
During this free Facebook Live Event, you’ll learn about the impact physical distancing and grieving in isolation have on families that have experienced the death of a loved one during this pandemic. Our experts, Bill Hoy, DMin, FT, and Becky Lomaka, MA, CT, will share strategies for better understanding grieving families and how you can guide them in their grief during these unprecedented times.
Bill and Becky will also explore the importance of honoring the life of a loved one shortly after death and the critical role you play in helping family members and friends do so. Learn how you can comfort grieving families during a time when physical distancing requirements prevent you from sharing a hug or even a handshake, and, despite these obstacles, how you can help family and friends begin their grief journey.
- Dr. William G. (Bill) Hoy, DMin, FT has more than 35 years of experience in caring for the dying and bereaved and is Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities at Baylor. He is widely regarded as an authority on the role of social support in death, dying and grief and his experience includes more than 20 years leading bereavement and pastoral care programs in hospice care.
- Becky Lomaka, MA, CT, is Director of Grief Support and Education at O’Connor Mortuary, with a determined passion to bring education, encouragement, and validation to the professional and volunteer communities in which we interact. Becky believes that “Education is our most powerful tool in our efforts to help the community learn more about how to cope with death and the journey of grief after loss.”
Moderator: Gail Marquardt, NFDA Vice President, Communications
NFDA will broadcast this event live on its Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to watch this live event. You do not need to register in advance; simply watch live on Facebook.
Tune In: https://www.facebook.com/NationalFuneralDirectorsAssociation/
Please note: During the broadcast, if you notice lags in the audio or video feed, try refreshing your browser.
A recording of this webinar will be posted to NFDA’s COVID-19 information hub, www.nfda.org/covid19, by the end of the day Friday.