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  1. At Home in Ashland (AHA) Educational Series

    April 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Richard S. Gillis, Jr. / Ashland Branch Library - Multi-purpose Room

    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. 

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