Managing grief during the “merry” season

By arhospice on November 30th, 2022

Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities to live better through all stages of life.

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Meet Your Panelists

Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice, and his guest Jamie Boshears as she discusses her personal experience as a certified thanatologist and bereavement specialist with Arkansas Hospice.

Kyle L. Jones

Kyle L. Jones is an ordained Baptist minister and currently serves as coordinator for Arkansas Hospice, Inc. where he focuses on multicultural outreach along with issues of diversity and inclusion. He holds degrees from Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, with emphases in Political Science and Higher Education, respectively. Rev. Jones holds several organizational memberships and serves on various boards. He is a proud brother of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Vice President of the Clark County (AR) branch of the NAACP, and for the past three years Rev. Jones has served as the proud Pastor of the Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Prescott, AR.

Pastor Jones has been married to his beautiful wife, LaQuita K. Jones (Principal of Wilson Intermediate School in Malvern, AR) for nearly sixteen years. They share three beautiful children.

Jamie Boshears

Jamie Boshears, a Certified Thanatologist and Certified Grief Counselor, has worked in the field of grief and loss for more than twenty years, and is currently a Bereavement Specialist with Arkansas Hospice.

Jamie advocates for the grief journey in the manner most meaningful for those who walk it, strongly believes that loving deeply and grieving deeply go hand in hand, and that finding the continuing bond with those gone is an integral part of the healing process. During this challenging COVID time, Jamie has been instrumental in helping create and co-facilitate telegrief support groups for Arkansas Hospice as well as the podcast “Speaking of Grief.”

Jamie is currently pursuing her End-of-Life Doula Certification.

This event is presented by Arkansas Hospice, and is made possible in part by support from Arkansas Hospice, Arkansas Hospice Foundation, and The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

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