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Resource Library - Our resource library is full of books, videos, and educational materials on topics related to end of life issues, loss and grief, and hospice care. These resources are available for community members to borrow. Please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-990-7927 to schedule a time to visit our library, or for help finding the resource you need.
Resource Room - Our resource room is an amazing space we use to gather for events, meetings and our volunteer training sessions. On occasion, the room is available for community groups to hold meetings. The space can accommodate up to 50 people. For more information or to check availability for a specific date, please contact Jamie at email@example.com.
Hospice Caring, Inc.'s Community Education events are designed to develop community knowledge and skills around end-of-life and grief related topics that can be applied to daily life.
Past Event Highlights
'Being Mortal' Film Screenings
Hospice Caring, Inc. teamed up with Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) to present free screenings of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal, accompanied with follow-up discussion panels. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. We hosted 4 screenings of the film along with Attendees learned what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis.
Interfaith Panel on Beliefs around Death and Dying
119 clergy and community members attended our November 10 Interfaith Panel on Beliefs around Death and Dying with panelists Rev. Dr. Joan E. Beilstein, Rector of the The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, Rabbi Gary Fink who is Senior Vice-President of Counseling and Family Support for Montgomery Hospice, Imam Nehal Shahi who serves at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, and Venerable Bhante Katusgastota Uparatana, founder and High Priest of the Wheaton International Buddhist Center.
This event was provided as part of Hospice Caring's Seasons of Caring Community Education Series that aims to open the conversation to things that matter around loss, grief and death and to equip the Montgomery County community with the tools to make educated end of life decisions.
Empathy in Patient Care Training
More than 150 medical and mental health professionals, hospice volunteers, and community members came together to attend our June 4 training on Empathy in Patient Care: When Treating People with Life Threatening Illnesses.
This event was the official launch of Hospice Caring, Inc.'s Community Education Division.
The collaborative effort between Hospice Caring, Aspire Counseling, and the Universities at Shady Grove provided participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own healthcare experiences and how they affect their interactions with patients.
Joan Miller, a Hospice Caring children's bereavement facilitator and cancer survivor, shared her personal cancer survivorship story, and her husband, Dr. Ken Miller, a renown oncologist, addressed how this family experience has shaped his perspective when working with patients. The two were joined by Dr. Sarah Staley, a Rockville-based psychologist who specializes in the integration of psychological support with medical care, and she provided participants with new tools to foster mental wellness during and after an illness and at the end of life. The three presenters fully donated their time and talents.