Hospital Hosts Presentation on Aging and Life Loss

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PALM COAST, Fla., June 13, 2016 On June 1, Florida Hospital Flagler oncology social worker Deborah Duvall spoke to members of the Registered Professional Nurses of Flagler County.

Her presentation, called Coping with Aging and Life Losses, discussed the physical, emotional and spiritual changes that people experience as they age, as well as support systems to help ease the transitions that come with aging. She also talked about the positive aspects of aging, like learning and experiencing new things.

She approached the topic of life losses, whether it is the loss of another person or the loss of an experience. This led into a discussion about grief, dealing with it, and what to expect.

Each day gives you the ability to learn something new, said Duvall, giving a positive perspective on the topic. Whether it is through reading, listening to others, taking a class, or learning to use new technology, life continues with learning.

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of AdventHealth, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit

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