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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Northeast Tucson Group For adults after the loss of a loved one Spring 2019 Groups Now Forming (Registration required /space is limited)* Every Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 17, 2019 - June 12, 2019 (NO GROUP ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th) East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 E. Grant Rd. (Main Building) *When calling to reserve your space, please indicate a first & second choice for groups. All groups may not be offered if there is not full enrollment.…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 »
Christ Presbyterian Church - First Thursday of the month Drop-In Support Group. For adults after the loss of a loved one Facilitator: Christy Noriega When: First Thursday of every month Starting May 2nd - December 5th (GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN JULY) Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am If you are interested in a 1 on 1 appointment with Christy please call / email Christy at (520) 544-9890 / ChristyN@casahospice.com for more information. All support groups are open to…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 »
Congregation Chaverim - Second Thursday of the month Drop-In Support Group For adults after the loss of a loved one Facilitator: Christy Noriega When: Second Thursday of the month Starting May 9th - December 12th Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am If you are interested in a 1 on 1 appointment with Christy please call / email Christy at (520) 544-9890 or ChristyN@casahospice.com for more information. All support groups are open to the community and free of charge. However,…Find out more »
St. Cyril of Alexandria Church - Third Thursday of the month Drop-In Support Group For adults after the loss of a loved one Facilitator: Christy Noriega When: Third Thursday of the month Starting May 16th - December 19th Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am If you are interested in a 1 on 1 appointment with Christy please call / email Christy at (520) 544-9890 or ChristyN@casahospice.com for more information. All support groups are open to the community and free…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.