March 18th, 2018

2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule

All monthly meetings take place at:

Village Presbyterian Church                                          Meeting time: 8:30 - 10:00 am
Friendship Parlor                                                              
6641 Mission Road                                                         Members can earn 1.5 CEU credit per month
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

If you are new to our group and would like to attend one of our monthly meetings, please feel free to join us- no RSVP is needed. Our monthly meetings are open to new members to attend the first for free. Afterwards, if you are interested in continuing to attend our monthly meetings, we invite you to become a member of our group. Please visit the Join Us page on our website to learn more about how to become a member of GSN. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Jan. 6, 2017   How to Identify Senior Fraud with Home Care Services

  Linda Kaufman Gollub, Attorney

Feb. 3, 2017   From Pain to Purpose: Helping Families with Homicides
  Rosilyn Temple, Director, KC Mothers in Charge
March 3, 2017

  Grief Challenges of the Clergy with Congregants

(Network Breakfast)   Rev. Tom Are, Senior Pastor, Village Presbyterian Church
April 7, 2017   Landscapes of Loss and Grief: Public Memorials an the Community
  Kate Meyer, PhD, Curator Spenser Museum, Lawrence, KS
May 5, 2017

  Aging: Life, Laughter, and Liniment

  James Mitchell, inspirational speaker


June 2, 2017

  Annual Conference
  Early Interventions for Survivors of Traumatic Loss 

(Network Breakfast)   Joah Williams, PhD, UMKC Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology
July 7, 2017

  Death Makes Life Possible, film and discussion

  Marilyn Schlitz, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MD, documentary maker
Aug 4, 2017

  "I have cancer": Challenges for Patients and Families

  Clara Anderson Sainte, LCSW, Program Director, Gilda's Club

Sept 8, 2017

  Transitioning: The First Year of Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable
  Widowhood, 1945-46.  Lessons for Navigating New Realities

(Network Breakfast)
(Second Friday) 

  Harold Ivan Smith, PhD, FT in ADEC and Friendgrief Director
Oct. 6, 2017

  An exciting program in the planning stages

Nov. 3, 2017

  An exciting program in the planning stages

Dec. 1, 2017   Songs of Darkness and Dawn: Tools to Strengthen Our Work
(Network Breakfast)   Joy Zimmerman, LMSW, Singer and Songwriter

***Network breakfast meetings are held quarterly so come have refreshments before the meeting starts!