How To Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick
Join us for a delicious lunch, followed by a talk with award-winning journalist, outspoken political activist and bestselling author Letty Cottin Pogrebin.
When diagnosed with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin found her friends’ and family’s reactions and comments uncomfortable and awkward – until she discovered a way to convey her needs. Discussing this situation with other patients and survivors of serious health issues, she began considering the best way to be a friend to someone going through a life-altering illness. In her new book, she shares, with humor and thoughtfulness, her own story and the experiences of others in similar situations.
“A cancer survivor channels her ordeal into reflections on the nature of empathy and friendships… The author’s sharp advice illuminates many of the more common gray areas governing what to say to an ailing friend, appropriate visitation frequencies and durations, and proper gifting. She also provides tips for good behavior when a friend’s parent or child is gravely ill… A useful refresher course on navigating the complicated territory of compassionate companionship.” – Kirkus Reviews
Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women of Greater Detroit
Co-sponsored by the Auxiliary for Jewish Senior Life, Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women, IRP (Institute for Retired Professionals), Jewish Family Services Cancer Connections, Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
Tickets required to attend.
Book, lunch and author program: $45
Reservations required by November 4 to 248.432.5462