Caldwell Hospice to Host Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program

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Caldwell Hospice to Host Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program


BOONE—Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will host Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) annual Living With Grief® Program, Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center, AHEC Building, 336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC.

Each year the HFA presents a nationally recognized distance learning program watched in thousands of communities across North America. For more than two decades, HFA’s educational events have been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life.

This year’s program, Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life, provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits.

American is aging at a rapid rate with 10,000 people in the US turning 65 every day. Medicare is expected to include 80 million enrollees by 2040. The vast majority of this growing population will likely face multiple losses—spouse, partner, independence, identity—and complex medical care needs. This program explores how mental health professionals, healthcare providers, and the wider community can support the growing number of aging Americans through loss and chronic conditions requiring complex medical care.

This educational program combines presentations by experts with video, discussion, and additional complimentary learning materials.

Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and former CNN anchor, will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Brian de Vries, PhD; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; and Patricia Murphy, PhD, APN, FAAN, FPCN.

The program is 2.5 hours, including an onsite 30-minute panel discussion with local and area professionals required for CE credits.

This program will be practical for all levels of professionals—entry level, intermediate or advanced. The information provided will be useful to health care clinicians, social service clinicians and others working in hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home or faith community environments.  2.5 hours of continuing education credit are available at no cost to participants until March 11, 2020 through HFA for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy and more. For HFA’s list of board approvals, go to

The complimentary presentation is provided as part of Caldwell Hospice’s community grief support services because of their belief that it can improve quality of life. Registration is required by October 28, 2019. To learn more about this program or to register, contact Lisa Caviness, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist, at 828.754.0101 or

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, a community-owned, not-for-profit hospice care provider, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Medicare-certified, and licensed by the State of North Carolina. For more information about Caldwell Hospice, including hospice care, palliative care, grief support services, and opportunities to serve as a Caldwell Hospice volunteer, call 828.754.0101 or 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, visit or Facebook.