Educational Seminars

Calvert Hospice is dedicated to being an educational resource to our community, to providing seminars that address the questions and concerns we have about living well through the end of life. We understand the need we all have to be able to obtain information that will help us make the best decisions possible for ourselves and our families. This is particularly true when it comes to planning out the later years of our lives, to coping with complex illnesses, and to choosing specialized care at  the end-of-life. Our seminars focus on the quality of life, on the choices and options we have as we create the moments and memories that matter most to us and to our loved ones. All of our seminars are open and free of charge to anyone interested. Please register to attend one or more of our seminars either by calling our office at the number below or clicking on the “Register” button below the seminar you are interested in attending.

Seating is limited, so register early for seminars.

*PLEASE NOTE OUR VENUE CHANGE FOR JUNE – DECEMBER 2018* All classes will be held at SpringHill Suites in Prince Frederick located at 75 Sherry Lane. 

For more information, contact Peggy Braham at 410-535-0892 or pbraham@calverthospice.org.

Upcoming Seminars:

Support for Caregivers 
January 15, 2019
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presenter: Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs for the Mental Health Association of Maryland
Ms. Burton will examine how caregiving is a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging role to play. This seminar will explore the risks for stress, the impact of stress on the brain and the body, and strategies to manage stress and engage in self-care. To register, click the button below.

Understanding Advance Directives and the MOLST 
February 12, 2019
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presenters: Marziyeh Viverette, Nurse Practitioner for Palliative Medicine of Southern Maryland with Calvert Hospice; and David Sacks, LCSW-C, Palliative Care Coordinator with CalvertHealth.
Ms. Viverette and Mr. Sacks will explain Advance Directives and the importance of making decisions about personal preferences regarding medical treatment and care. They will review the MOLST (Maryland Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) and explain the meaning of code status, available treatment options, and required supporting documentation. To register, click the button below.