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Education

We are a membership and networking group open to organizations, individuals, and students involved in end-of-life care in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We were formed in 2000 by a collection of professionals and advocates committed to ensuring that choices in end-of-life care remain in the forefront of public awareness. We provide the following:

 

Our monthly meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30-1:30. Everyone is welcome, we look forward to greeting newcomers! These meetings include:

 

  • Support through community-building and networking for hospice workers, healthcare professionals, grief counselors, clergy, volunteers and others who provide end-of-life care in the Bay Area
  • Continuing education to ensure excellence and cultural competence in end-of-life services
  • Educational programs and assistance with advance care planning end-of-life care and decisions for individuals, families, groups, and healthcare facility staff
  • 30 minutes of informal networking time
  • Attendee introductions and announcements of their organizations services & events
  • An educational presentation by a professional on a variety of topics (see list below)
  • Roundtable discussion of current events and developments related to end-of-life care
  • A delicious lunch, with vegetarian options for $10 (unless you are a Plus member)

Location: Vintage Golden Gate, 1601 19th Avenue @ Noriega, San Francisco

 

Sample topics*

+ Living wills & advance directives
+ Choices & goals of care 
+ Wellness through life's end
+ Coping with grief and loss
+ Starting difficult conversations
+ Making Complicated medical decisions
+ Spiritual care of the dying
+ Being a caregiver to someone who is dying
+ Responding to requests for aid in dying
+ After-death planning: funerals and memorials
+ Managing pain and suffering
+ End-of-Life resources

 

*Many of our members are available for speaking engagements on the above topics, by inquiring through our contact form.