Community Education

Looking for a guest speaker for your next meeting or to participate in your health fair or other events?

…a most inspiring presentation. It is invaluable information regarding a sensitive subject that was delivered with such compassion, yet laced with humor…   - An attendee

Contact Hospice of the Valley to participate in your next community event, health fair or to obtain a speaker for an upcoming function. Presentations are tailored to respond to the interests and needs of your particular group and are modified to accommodate your meeting or event schedule. We are often asked to speak at United Way sponsored events, corporations, churches, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, schools, senior community centers, men and women clubs, local unions and with families and individuals.

Program Topics

  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • Advanced Planning
  • An Overview of Hospice or Transitions
  • Bereavement Programs
  • Common Questions Everyone Asks
  • Community Resources and Health Care Options
  • Community Grief and Counseling Center
  • Grief in the Workplace
  • The Role of a Hospice Nurse
  • Clinical in-service programs for medical staff regarding clinical, social work, home health aide and bereavement topics
  • Spiritual support for patients/families
  • Volunteer Program

There is no fee or charge for a guest speaker. However, a donation to Hospice of the Valley is appreciated.

Our Speakers
Hospice of the Valley’s Speakers Bureau is comprised of trained and dedicated board members, staff, Service League and volunteers. Members are prepared to speak to groups with various levels of knowledge and different interests. Our speakers understand people’s reluctance to hear end-of-life issues, let alone discuss it and are sensitive and poised to respond accordingly. Our speakers are able to take a difficult and sensitive subject and make it humorous, interesting, touching and compelling.

Who to Call
To arrange for a guest speaker or discuss an educational program, call Kieran Shah, EVP of Business Development and Strategy at Hospice of the Valley at 1.408.559.5600.

Grief and Loss Education
Hospice of the Valley offers a broad range of loss-specific adult support groups, as well as age-specific loss groups for children and teens using art therapy and other expressive arts, facilitated by professional counselors. On a sliding scale fee, individual, family and group counseling available. Call 1.408.559.5600 for a pre-interview.

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