Community education

Wanting to learn more about Heart House Hospice or about hospice palliative care? Need some help starting or having a conversation about dying and death? We have variety of education programs for members of public or our professional partners.

We are here. Let us help.

These are just a few of the education series we offer. Sessions can be tailored to different audiences including community members and health care professionals.

Our community and public education programs are offered at no cost. There will be a cost for special training programs requested and adapted for particular groups.

If you would like us to be in attendance at your event, please let us know.

INFORMATION SESSIONS ON HOSPICE

Wondering what hospice is and how we can help? Interested in volunteering? Attend or schedule a hospice information session to learn about how hospice helps and works in your community.

START THE CONVERSATION; TALKING ABOUT DYING

Need some guidance with initiating or continuing the conversation? We can help. It is part of what we do every day. As difficult as it may be to start the conversation, it is an important discussion to have, in order to have informed decisions about how you choose to live and die.

DIE-A-LOGUE (also known as Circle of Life)

Death café are informal discussions propelled by the people attending. This discussion group is a formal conversation about dying and death which promotes and explores participant’s views and thinking about dying and death. It also touches on advance care planning, wills, powers of attorney and substitute decision makers.

TALKING TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT DEATH

Children are curious by nature and usually naturally start talking about death at a fairly young age. We have resources and activities to help encourage developmentally appropriate conversations with children and youth

GRIEF 101

Are your currently grieving the death of a loved one? In your personal or professional life do you know someone who is grieving? Does the experience of grief feel confusing and chaotic? This education workshop will explore common themes in grief and mourning that can help you understand and normalize yours or other grief. Participants will come away with an understanding of what grief can look like, how to cope and how to resource them self or others.

THE ETIQUETTE OF ILLNESS AND GRIEF

Do you know someone who is living with a serious illness or grieving the dying or death of a loved one? Have you ever felt tongue tied about what to say, how to say it or what to do to support them. This workshop will explore the practical ways to support and communicate with people during challenging life circumstances. Participants will come away empowered with strategies that are authentic, supportive and compassionate.

PREPARING YOUR HEART FOR THE HOLIDAYS

This workshop will invite you to explore strategies for getting through special holidays and days after a death. No matter the circumstances or timing of a death, holidays can raise lots of feelings and memories that can make navigating the days and weeks around that holiday time especially challenging.

Community education

Wanting to learn more about Heart House Hospice or about hospice palliative care? Need some help starting or having a conversation about dying and death? We have variety of education programs for members of public or our professional partners.

We are here. Let us help.

These are just a few of the education series we offer. Sessions can be tailored to different audiences including community members and health care professionals.

Our community and public education programs are offered at no cost. There will be a cost for special training programs requested and adapted for particular groups.

If you would like us to be in attendance at your event, please let us know.

INFORMATION SESSIONS ON HOSPICE

Wondering what hospice is and how we can help? Interested in volunteering? Attend or schedule a hospice information session to learn about how hospice helps and works in your community.

START THE CONVERSATION; TALKING ABOUT DYING

Need some guidance with initiating or continuing the conversation? We can help. It is part of what we do every day. As difficult as it may be to start the conversation, it is an important discussion to have, in order to have informed decisions about how you choose to live and die.

DIE-A-LOGUE (also known as Circle of Life)

Death café are informal discussions propelled by the people attending. This discussion group is a formal conversation about dying and death which promotes and explores participant’s views and thinking about dying and death. It also touches on advance care planning, wills, powers of attorney and substitute decision makers.

TALKING TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT DEATH

Children are curious by nature and usually naturally start talking about death at a fairly young age. We have resources and activities to help encourage developmentally appropriate conversations with children and youth

GRIEF 101

Are your currently grieving the death of a loved one? In your personal or professional life do you know someone who is grieving? Does the experience of grief feel confusing and chaotic? This education workshop will explore common themes in grief and mourning that can help you understand and normalize yours or other grief. Participants will come away with an understanding of what grief can look like, how to cope and how to resource them self or others.

THE ETIQUETTE OF ILLNESS AND GRIEF

Do you know someone who is living with a serious illness or grieving the dying or death of a loved one? Have you ever felt tongue tied about what to say, how to say it or what to do to support them. This workshop will explore the practical ways to support and communicate with people during challenging life circumstances. Participants will come away empowered with strategies that are authentic, supportive and compassionate.

PREPARING YOUR HEART FOR THE HOLIDAYS

This workshop will invite you to explore strategies for getting through special holidays and days after a death. No matter the circumstances or timing of a death, holidays can raise lots of feelings and memories that can make navigating the days and weeks around that holiday time especially challenging.

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