Community Education Programs for Groups and Organizations | Gilchrist

Community Education

Gilchrist subject matter experts are available to speak to groups and organizations about elder care, end-of-life and bereavement issues. Our community education programs are free and can be presented to organizations such as faith communities, businesses, retirement communities, nursing homes, funeral homes, civic groups and schools.

Selected topics include:

  • How Hospice Can Help
  • Advance Planning: How to Make Your Final Wishes Known
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Emotional and Physical Care of the Sick and Dying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Coping With the Holidays When You Are Grieving
  • Learning to Cope With the Loss of a Father, Mother or Parent
  • Understanding Grief
  • Coping With a Sudden Loss
  • Helping a Friend Who is Grieving
  • How to Help a Child Who is Grieving

In addition to knowledgeable clinical staff, Gilchrist has volunteer Ambassadors who focus on educating our community about the hospice philosophy, facilitating difficult conversations about end-of-life care, volunteer opportunities, and the importance of having a living will and an advance directive. Staff and volunteers can also provide information about whether or not Gilchrist may be right for your family.