Casa de la Luz Hospice is committed to providing education and support to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and the community.
Casa de la Luz Hospice is proud to offer free education and support to community organizations through our Speakers’ Bureau. Our expert presenters are available to discuss a wide range of topics from healthcare planning and caregiving issues to stress management and palliative treatment modalities. Click here to download a handout about our Speakers’ Bureau. Contact Meredith Ford at 520.544.9890 or via our online contact form to schedule a speaker for your organization.
Annual Educational Conference
Each year in November, the Casa de la Luz Foundation hosts an educational conference addressing end of life care issues.
Our online resource library provides downloadable handouts for personal use.
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Workshop facilitator: David Fife, Casa de la Luz Hospice Director of Social Services The death of a loved one can be a deeply spiritual journey. This workshop will explore how faith and spirituality help us to understand our loss and to be open to new possibilities. Through reflection and meditation, we will explore where the divine is present in our grief. Preregistration required. These sessions are offered to provide support especially for persons living with the loss of a Loved…Find out more »
Workshop facilitator: Christy Noriega, Bereavement Counselor In this workshop, you will explore the qualities and attributes which your deceased loved one shared with you in life. Through group sharing and individual times of reflection, you will reflect on your perception of the imprint your loved one left, and continues to leave, in your life. We will also explore your contributions in your loved one's life through story sharing of your attributes and memories. As a group we will come together…Find out more »
Workshop facilitator: Frank Williams, Ph.D. This 2-hour group offers a special opportunity for support to men grieving the loss of a loved one. These sessions are offered to provide support especially for persons living with the loss of a Loved One, but are open to all who wish to join us. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. For more information and to pre-register, call (520) 544-9890 or contact Sally (SallyS@casahospice.com) or Carol (CarolM@casahospice.com) All support groups are open to…Find out more »
Workshop facilitator: Jackie Schuld , artist and author of Grief is a Mess When we feel weighted down by grief, it can be hard to connect with others or try new things. This workshop is designed to explore painting as one possible way to connect you with others who have experienced loss, as well as another way to honor your loved one(s). The painting is designed by Eastpoint High School (EHS) students who are members of a grief art…Find out more »
Workshop facilitator: Carol S. Miller - Bereavement Program Manager This workshop explores a potential way for you to begin to reclaim your identity and direction in life subsequent to the death of your loved one(s) through metaphor and story. We will be drawing on the metaphor of a tree to represent your life and the various elements that make it up - past, present and future. In labeling the parts of the tree - roots, ground, trunk, branches, leaves, fruits,…Find out more »
Workshop facilitator: Jeannette Maré, Executive Director of Ben's Bells Project. A common complaint from grieving people is the "things people say." Kindness expert and linguist, Jeannette Maré, will lead a conversation on understanding why people struggle with condolence and how grieving people can advocate for the support they need. Using humor and storytelling, Jeannette will share her experiences with kindness and grief and how we can work together to make our communities stronger and more connected by improving our kind…Find out more »
Focus on Caring Educational Series
Challenging Geriatric Behavioral Issues
Attendees will identify the complex dynamics of cognitive impairment, and learn strategies for managing difficult behaviors.
Communicating Well: Skillfully Addressing Issues At End of Life
Attendees will learn effective ways to address end of life issues with medical professionals, caregivers, and families.
Dealing with Complex Family Dynamics
In this class, individuals discover insight and tools to recognize and deal with complex family dynamics.
Developing Cultural and Social Sensitivity
In this class, individuals will identify current cultural and social maps that define and inform how we deal with the dying process. Participants will review tools to provide culturally appropriate care.
Participants will learn about the comprehensive support provided through hospice care, who qualifies for hospice, and how to access services. (Continuing education credits are not available for this class.)
This class provides caregivers an understanding of the causes of pain, how to assess pain, and strategies for dealing with pain using traditional and non-traditional methods.
Caregivers will develop tools to find physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual balance and well-being as they care for others.
The Journey of Grief
This class offers an understanding of the issues of grief and loss that are inherent at the end of life. Attendees will explore their strengths and inner resources to help empower those facing loss.
Understanding Legal and Ethical Issues As We Age
This class assists individuals in understanding and preparing for the important legal and ethical decisions that they might face at the end of life.
Understanding the Dying Process
Attendees will explore the multiple dimensions of the dying process and how to serve those who are dying with increased awareness and sensitivity to their unique needs.
Disclaimer: Casa de la Luz periodically offers certified classes for continuing education credits for assisted living facility managers. Check our calendar of events for upcoming classes.