Community Education

Education is crucial to developing the skills necessary to having quality conversations about advance care planning and AzPOLST 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 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.

January 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location to be determined
Tucson, AZ
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

January 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

February 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Legacy Foundation
Outreach Classroom, 302-02
El Camino Real
Sierra Vista, AZ

February 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Patagonia Public Library
346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ

March 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

May 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

July 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004


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.

January 12, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Community Christian Church of Marana
13610 N. Sandario Road
Marana, AZ  
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

January 19, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Northwest Community Church
505 W. Hardy Road
Tucson, AZ
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

January 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Temple Emanu-El
225 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

January 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cochise College
1025 S. State Route 90
Benson, AZ

January 23, 2019
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Desert Skies United Methodist Church
3255 N. Houghton Road
Tucson, AZ
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

January 26, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
1020 D Avenue
Douglas, AZ

January 31, 2019 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  
Alzheimer’s Association
Green Valley East Auditorium
7 S. Abrego Drive
Green Valley, AZ
(ours will be one of three presentations during the morning)
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

February 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dove of Peace Lutheran Church
665 W. Roller Coaster Road
Tucson, AZ
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270

March 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church
at Redemptorist Renewal Center
7101 W. Picture Rocks Road
Tucson, AZ
Contact:
Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D.
Manager, End of Life Program
Interfaith Community Services
2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ  85741
(520) 297-6049, ext. 4270