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  • Rosie on the House attending: No
  • Type: Paid
  • Price: $17.55
  • RSVP: Yes
  • RSVP Date: Oct 27th, 2021
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  • Registration: Visit
Oct 27th, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual Family Caregiver Event

Virtual Family Caregiver Event

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging is excited to bring to you this virtual family caregiver event.

About this event

Speakers: Pauline Boss, PhD, and journalist, Kathy Ritchie

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Moderator: Dana Kennedy of AARP Arizona

Dr. Pauline Boss will speak personally and professionally about caregiving during the pandemic. She will discuss guilt, grief, and the added ambiguity from COVID-19 that caused loved ones to die alone - and mourners to grieve alone. No goodbyes, no funerals, no rituals of comfort and support.

Dr. Boss will explain why feelings of guilt are likely to be part of a caregiver's normal grief process, offering guideposts for resilience and moving forward despite ambiguous loss.

After sharing ideas from her latest book, The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change (to be released in mid-December 2021 by W. W. Norton), Dr. Boss and Ms. Ritchie will welcome questions.

Journalist Kathy Ritchie has appeared with Dr. Boss in past Duet symposiums. The synergy between the two has resonated with the hundreds who have registered for past events. Ms. Ritchie has reported extensively on multiple aspects of caregiving. She'll share her personal experience caring for her late mother, while Dr. Boss will refer to caring for her late husband.

Respite care reimbursement is available to Arizona residents on a first-come-first-served basis per a generous grant from the Arizona Caregiver Coalition. To determine if you qualify, please call Duet and ask for Deanne Poulos at (602) 274-5022, ext. 115, or email

The virtual event will take place via Zoom.

Register Here!

All participants will receive an email immediately after registering and a reminder the day of the event that will contain the link to join the event.


Contact Info

Name: Duet


Phone: (602) 274-5022