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April 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Time Details:
1:30 PM REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS 2:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER & TOPIC Rachel Machacek, LSW, MSW Social Worker, Palliative Medicine, Bon Secours Mercy Health "Improving Well-Being Through Meditation" 3:00 PM "At Home in Ashland" (AHA) MEETING 4:00 PM RECAP / CLOSE ABOUT: At Home In Ashland is a volunteer 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping seniors age in place in Ashland; offering events, education, and other resources. The Educational Series is held quarterly to bring AHA members and the public together to learn about health and wellness innovations offered by educational partner, Bon Secours Medical Group.
Richard S. Gillis, Jr. / Ashland Branch Library - Multi-purpose Room
201 S. Railroad Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
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At Home in Ashland (AHA) Educational Series

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

BIO: Rachel Machacek, LSW, MSW Rachel Machacek is a Licensed Social Worker with a specialty in working with older adults and people of all ages facing terminal illness, grief and loss. Currently, Rachel works as a palliative medicine social worker at Bon Secours. Prior to that she was a hospice bereavement counselor and a community social worker at an independent-living facility for seniors. She received her Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and  Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Mary Washington. Rachel also is a registered yoga and meditation teacher (RYT-200). Mindfulness-based practices are foundational to Rachel’s work, and she has taught meditation to a variety of populations as a way of reducing the stress and anxiety of daily life, finding connection with others, and as a path toward personal transformation. She practices meditation daily.