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Who Will Speak for You? Advanced Directives and Living Wills

In the event of illness or disability, is there someone you trust who can speak for you and communicate how you wish to be cared for if you are unable to do so? Learn the different types of advanced directives, including the Massachusetts Health Care Proxy and the “Five Wishes”.

Instructor: All training provided by professionals from Merrimack Valley Hospice.

Course One Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 evening, 2/11

Location: Merrimack Valley Hospice at the Riverwalk (Building 9, Entrace I, 4th Floor) in Lawrence

Cost: Free

CRN: 214 Course Number: PRGR1017 Section: OA

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 1 evening, 5/6

Location: Merrimack Valley Hospice at the Riverwalk (Building 9, Entrace I, 4th Floor) in Lawrence

Cost: Free

CRN: 215 Course Number: PRGR1017 Section: OB


Introduction to Palliative Care and Hospice

Interested in learning more about compassionate end-of-life care? What are the differences and similarities between palliative care and hospice?  In this 2-hour informational session you will learn what may happen medically, emotionally, and spiritually to patients and their loved ones. By the end of this session you will have an understanding of compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care, and hospice, and information on how to become a hospice volunteer.

Course One Information

Dates/Time: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00 am, 1 day, 1/17

Location: Merrimack Valley Hospice at the Riverwalk (Building 9, Entrace I, 4th Floor) in Lawrence

Cost: Free

CRN: 243 Course Number: PRGR1034 Section: OA

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, 1 evening, 2/4

Location: Merrimack Valley Hospice at the Riverwalk (Building 9, Entrace I, 4th Floor) in Lawrence

Cost: Free

CRN: 244 Course Number: PRGR1034 Section: OB


End of Life Care: Become a Hospice Volunteer

A comprehensive training to help prepare you to become a hospice volunteer. The Beacon Hospice approach to care creates a patient and family environment of hope, comfort, and dignity. Volunteers are supervised by a volunteer coordinator and supported by other members of the patient care team.

Instructor: All training provided by professionals from Beacon Hospice.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 3 weeks, 3/11 to 3/25

Location: Lawrence Public Library (Sergeants Auditorium), 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA

Cost: Free

CRN: 136 Course Number: HCPR1003 Section: OA