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Hospice of the Valley’s Speaker’s Bureau addresses community groups

Hospice of the Valley’s Speaker’s Bureau gives educational presentations to community organizations, service clubs, civic and faith groups, businesses, schools, senior centers, retirement communities and homeowners associations. There is no charge for the talks, and the topics are appropriate for all audiences.

Topics include: dispelling myths about hospice and palliative care; living with chronic disease; dementia care; healthcare decisions (living wills); understanding grief and mourning; how to talk to your doctor; caring for the caregiver; and a special program on Saluting our Veterans and Honoring First Responders. Speakers also give talks on Ryan House, which cares for children with life-limiting conditions; and New Song Center for Grieving Children, which offers grief support for kids and families.

To schedule a community presentation, contact Marsha Kabat at 602-636-6376 or mkabat@hov.org.

Not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley serves patients in their homes — or wherever they live — and the agency’s nine inpatient care homes. Services are provided by a core team of professionals, including doctors, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains (if requested) and bereavement counselors. Spanish-speaking patients are served through the agency’s Hispanic outreach program. Volunteers support patients and their families.

For more information about Hospice of the Valley, call 602-530-6900 or visit hov.org.