Death, dying, and loss are not medical events – they are human experiences that touch every one of us. Mission Hospice 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 conservations and education about end of life care long before it is needed.

Our Community Education program is helping people:
• Become more comfortable discussion 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

We offer a variety of ways to participate in these conversations. Death Cafes, which are an international movement to offers open conversation about death, dying and grief; Take Charge program provides facilitated conversations about end of life planning; Movies@Mission Hospice offers a series of documentary films; art and writing workshops are offered to support those exploring loss, grief, and healing; workshops and training by local and national experts in end of life care support professionals working in this area.

All of this programming is supported by a wonderful group of community members who are trained as Community Ambassadors. The Ambassadors provide event support, represent Mission Hospice at conferences and at health fairs. Our Community Education program could not exist without the support of these incredible volunteers. The general support of Unity Palo Alto Sharing Abundance fund would allow us to continue the good work we are doing in our Community Education program.

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