Events & Happenings

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi


Advance Care Planning Workshop

June 10, 2021
1:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop via Zoom at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The next workshops will be held June 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notary services available by appointment to help anyone who wants to complete their documents. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Living with Grief Since COVID-19

On Demand through March 1, 2022. Register by June 4, 2021.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and Burke Hospice and Palliative Care will offer Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) annual Living with Grief® Virtual Program, Living with Grief Since COVID-19, on demand through March 1, 2022. Registered participants will receive a program link, downloadable handouts, and a payment code for two CE credits, if desired.

The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an unprecedented level of loss since March 2020. Non-death losses as well as deaths both due to and unrelated to COVID-19 have shattered the view that the world is reasonably safe and predictable, and have created a sense of collective trauma and grief.

Through an expert panel discussion, Living with Grief Since COVID-19 will help individuals and professionals effectively respond to pandemic-related grief and grief support needs in their communities.

Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and former CNN anchor, will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; Katherine Suplano, PhD, LDSW, F-GSA, FT, APHSW-C; and Rev. Beverly Wallace, MDiv, PhD.

This program will be practical for individuals and all levels of professionals—entry level, intermediate or advanced. The information provided will be useful to healthcare clinicians, social service clinicians and others working in hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home, or faith community environments. Two hours of continuing education credits are available at no cost to participants until March 1, 2022, through HFA for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy, and more. For HFA’s list of board approvals, go to http://bit.ly/LWGboards.

The complimentary presentation and CE credits are provided as part of the community grief support services of Caldwell Hospice and Burke Hospice because of their belief that it can improve quality of life. Registration is required by June 4, 2021. To learn more about this program or to register, contact Lisa Caviness, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist, at 828.754.0101 or prc@caldwellhospice.org.

As of May 1, 2021, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and Burke Hospice and Palliative Care officially integrated to form one organization. The vision of the two like-minded community-owned hospice and palliative medicine providers is to have a greater impact on serious illness and end-of-life care in the communities served. They couldn’t be more excited to reveal their new name on June 1, 2021!


Adult Volunteer Training

June 15, 2021—8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
June 17, 2021—9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
via Zoom

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? In partnership with Caldwell Hospice staff, volunteers serve an essential role in patient and family support, administrative and community support.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a two-day virtual training in March for adults who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. This training will be held Tuesday, June 15, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and Thursday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing. To reserve a spot in the Zoom training, participants must complete an application at www.caldwellhospice.org/give-volunteer.

An array of topics will be covered to help prepare attendees to become successful volunteers. Participants will learn about the strong community history and commitment of Caldwell Hospice, the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial issues hospice patients face, and much more from Caldwell Hospice’s staff of end-of-life care experts.

Currently, there is a need for volunteers to provide patient and family support. Other specific needs include veteran volunteers to support and make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who are veterans.

Attendance is required at each session and meals will be provided. For more information or to register for the October 2020 adult volunteer training opportunity, contact Volunteer Coordinator Cyndi Akins at 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or cakins@caldwellhospice.org. You may also register online at https://www.caldwellhospice.org/give-volunteer.