Community Education Series

2024 Series Schedule

These virtual sessions are complimentary and focus on:  

  • Hospice & Palliative Care. These sessions are focused on services and support options for you or a loved one.
  • Skills for Your Life. These sessions are focused on what all adults 21 – 100 should know (insurance, terms (e.g. hospice, palliative, long-term care, etc.)).
  • Grief & Healing. These sessions are focused on how to talk about grief and death.

During each session you can connect virtually with community leaders and experts in the region.

Save the Date for these upcoming 2024 sessions!

July 18 – Grief & Healing Session – A Discussion on Spirituality at the End of Life. Join us for a thoughtful, non-denominational, exploration of spirituality at the end of life, featuring KCH Chaplain Ralph Testerman, Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, and former KCH Medical Director Dr. Ann Allegre. This enlightening presentation will delve into the most common questions and concerns faced by individuals nearing the end of life, offering valuable insights and guidance.

August 15 – Author and KCH volunteer, Marie Marley, presents Survive, Thrive and Create Joy as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver. This presentation will offer practical, down-to-earth tips for surviving and thriving as a caregiver, as well as ways you may be able to create connection and joy. Marie will also discuss developing coping strategies, getting along with difficult loved ones, and dealing with five especially difficult situations, including when your loved one should stop driving, needs nursing facility placement, doesn’t talk anymore, doesn’t recognize you anymore, or would benefit from hospice care. Finally, Marie will recommend some excellent books and other helpful resources for Alzheimer’s caregivers.

September 19 – Grief & Healing Session – A conversation about suicide awareness and prevention for National Suicide Prevention Month.