Community education

Death, dying, and loss are not medical events – they are human experiences that touch every one of us. Mission Hospice & Home Care believes that everyone in their last phase of life deserves care that is aligned with their beliefs, wishes, and values. To make this a reality and create a more compassionate community, we are engaging people in conversations and education about end-of-life care long before it is needed.

We are helping people:

• Become more comfortable discussing death and dying
• Learn the benefits of palliative and hospice care
• Consider their values and wishes for the last phase of life
• Gain peace of mind by communicating their wishes
• Find information, support, and care in our community

Our community engagement and education programs:

For community members

• Community forums for open conversation about death, dying, and grief
• Facilitated conversations about end-of-life planning
• An annual series of documentary films
• Art and writing workshops for exploring loss, grief, and healing
• Presentations by local and national experts
• Partnerships with other service providers to raise awareness throughout our community

For clinicians and caregivers

• Presentations about various aspects of end-of-life care by our clinicians and educators
• Continuing education programs for professionals
• Training on complementary therapies
• In-service presentations for our clinical partners
• Internships for medical, nursing, and social work students

To find out more and join the conversation, contact Mary Matthiesen at 650.532.2335.