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.

June 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Interfaith Community Services
Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living
30 W. Lambert Lane
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
To RSVP, contact Suzanne Morrison:
smorrison@icstucson.org; 520-526-9296   or                      
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309

July 10, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children Services
4301 E. 5th Street
Tucson, AZ 85711

To RSVP, contact Suzanne Morrison: smorrison@icstucson.org; 520-526-9296   or                      
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309     

July 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cochise College Willcox Center
470 N. Bisbee Ave.
Willcox, AZ

July 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Spirit Lutheran Church
8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85710

To RSVP, contact Suzanne Morrison: smorrison@icstucson.org; 520-526-9296   or                      
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309

 July 28, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

To RSVP, contact Suzanne Morrison: smorrison@icstucson.org; 520-526-9296   or                      
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309


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.

June 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Interfaith Community Services
TBD
Tucson, AZ
To RSVP, contact Mara Levin: mlevin@icstucson.org
; 520-526-9314  or
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309

July 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Venue to be determined
Tucson, AZ

To RSVP, contact Suzanne Morrison: smorrison@icstucson.org; 520-526-9296   or                      
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309

Training for Coaches
July 17, 2018

Tucson Church of the Brethren
2200 N. Dodge Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
To RSVP, contact Suzanne Morrison:
smorrison@icstucson.org; 520-526-9296   or                      
                           Karen MacDonald:
kmacdonald@icstucson.org; 520-526-9309

July 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