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Family • Allison Gilbert: Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

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FAMILY EVENT
Allison Gilbert
Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive
2PM SATURDAY, JULY 9
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Co-presented by:
Hospice of the Valley



Join Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Gilbert for activities to celebrate her new guide to creative and meaningful ways of commemorating loved ones who have died.

Allison Gilbert will engage children with a "show and tell" followed by a commemorative craft activity. She also will share her inspirational story of loss and healing as she is interviewed by Lin Sue Cooney, Hospice of the Valley's director of community engagement and former news anchor for 12 News.

Allison asks that you please bring a photo of your loved one to display on the Cherished Wall of Remembering.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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ABOUT THE BOOK
Passed and Present is not about sadness and grieving — it is about happiness and remembering. It is possible to look forward, to live a rich and joyful life, while keeping the memory of loved ones alive.

Passed and Present is a easy-to-use roadmap for discovering creative, meaningful, and inspiring ways to keep the memories of our loved ones alive long after they have died. Upbeat and empowering, Passed and Present is an action-driven handbook that takes readers far beyond the initial stages of grief, offering concrete steps for remembering loved ones, a practice closely intertwined with healing.

This one-of-a-kind guide shares 101 imaginative ways to celebrate and honor family and friends we never want to forget. Chapter topics include:
  • Use Technology: Put remembrance in a contemporary context by incorporating memories into your digital life.
  • Repurpose With Purpose: How to get rid of inherited items in a meaningful way, or reimagine how they are used so they bring joy.
  • Not Just Holidays: Transform routine and ordinary experiences into memory-preserving opportunities.
  • Monthly Guide: Calendar-specific dates offer unique opportunities for honoring loved ones.
  • Places to Go: Honoring our connections to the past with commemorative travel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ALLISON GILBERT is the author of the critically-acclaimed Always Too Soon and its follow-up book, Parentless Parents. She is co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11, widely considered the definitive oral history of how broadcast journalists covered that historic day. Gilbert has been featured many times on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC, and NPR, and her writing on family and parenting, grief and loss, cancer prevention, and genetic testing appears in numerous publications and websites including CNN.com, the New York Times, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. An Emmy award-winning journalist, Gilbert started her career in television news, her work honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Associated Press, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She lives outside New York City with her husband and two children.
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