Educational Seminars

Calvert Hospice is partnering with Calvert Health to provide educational seminars to our community. These educational opportunities are open to the public; please register to attend one or more if you would like to learn more about any of the subjects covered. Attendees will learn about topics that impact end-of-life care for patients and their families. Sessions are designed to encourage group discussion.

Seating is limited, so register early for seminars. All classes will be held at “The Space” 96 Central Square Drive, Prince Frederick (behind Outback Steakhouse).

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

Upcoming Seminars:

Support for Caregivers
January 16, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presenter: Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs for the Mental Health Association of Maryland
Caregiving can be stressful on an emotional, mental, and physical level. Ms. Burton will share information about risks for stress in caregivers, the impact of stress on the brain and body, strategies for managing stress as a caregiver, and tips for engaging in healthy self-care.

Understanding Advance Directives and the MOLST 
February 13, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presenters: Rosemary Keffler, Esq. of Delaney & Keffler, LLC and Marziyeh Viverette, NP of Calvert Hospice
Ms. Keffler will discuss the importance of making decisions about personal preferences and treatments and will share important information about Advance Directives. Ms. Viverette will review the MOLST form with participants and provide information about the meaning of code status, treatment options, and supporting documentation.

How to Talk With Your Healthcare Professional  
March 13, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Carpenter, Director of Medicine and Palliative Care for Calvert Hospice and Tiffany Gaines, NP with Calvert Internal Medicine Group
Visits to the doctor can be stressful, especially when you feel unprepared. Dr. Carpenter and Ms. Gaines will offer strategies for making the most of your time with your physician. Topics will include preparing for your visit, determining what questions to ask, and helpful tips from healthcare professionals.