Community Education

Education is crucial to developing the skills necessary to having quality conversations about advance care planning and AzMOST, and building a diverse understanding of palliative and end-of-life care for people of all ages.

Join Thoughtful Life Conversations for these exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge and expertise.

Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations

When it comes to end-of-life care, one conversation can make all the difference. This 2-hour workshop helps people begin the conversation and outlines a clear process for them to ensure that their priorities and preferences for end-of-life care are known, documented and honored.  Objectives are to reduce fear and stigma around talking about dying and to allow people to consider what’s important to them; learn how to talk to others about their wishes; review healthcare planning decisions, resources and documents; learn with whom to share their healthcare planning documents; and discuss when to review and update these documents.  Target audience: The general public, anyone 18 years or older but with special focus on the elderly or those with serious illness.

To register, click on the date you would like to attend.

April 23, 2018
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friends In Deed
301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Room C
Green Valley, AZ 85614
To pre-register for this event
·         Karen MacDonald, kmacdonald@icstucson.org or 526-9309   OR
·         Suzanne Morrison, smorrison@icstucson.org or 526-9296

April 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
First Southern Baptist Church
500 Arizona St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603

April 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tombstone Senior/Community Center
507 E Toughnut Street
Tombstone, AZ 85638

May 4, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bisbee Senior Center
300 Collins Road
Bisbee, AZ 85603

May 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Milagro Cohousing Community

3057 Gaia Place (off Goret Road)
Tucson, AZ 85745
To pre-register for this event
·         Karen MacDonald, kmacdonald@icstucson.org or 526-9309   OR
·         Suzanne Morrison, smorrison@icstucson.org or 526-9296

May 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
302-01 El Camino Real
Sierra Vista AZ 85635

Contacts:
Veronica "Ronnie" Squyres            Becky Smyth
feelwellsleepwell@gmail.com        becky.smyth@lfsaz.org
520-355-5226
                              520-335-6295


Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations Train the Trainer

This 5-hour workshop trains community representatives and volunteers to facilitate the 2-hour Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations workshop.  The participants will observe a demonstration of the presentation, learn facilitator techniques and strategies, review supplemental facilitator notes and slides, participate in engagement activities, and review Arizona documents and community/state/national resources to successfully lead the 2-hour advance care planning workshop.  Train the Trainer expectations will be to successfully pass a post test, successfully co-facilitate training with an approved trainer, submit all required paperwork and commit to co-host future training sessions using set curricula.  Target Audience: Volunteers who have a passion for teaching advance care planning workshops.

To register, click on the date you would like to attend.

 

April 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

May 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 850054

May 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1200 N. Campbell Avenue (between Helen and Mabel Streets)
Tucson, AZ
To pre-register for this event
·         Karen MacDonald, kmacdonald@icstucson.org or 526-9309   OR
·         Suzanne Morrison, smorrison@icstucson.org or 526-9296