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Take Charge! An Advance Care Directive – Planning Workshop

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - September 25 @ 3:00 pm

This 2-part workshop focuses on how to communicate your wishes for care, in the event you cannot speak for yourself.

September 18 & 25 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us as our talented facilitators guide you through the process, your conversations with family, and the planning needed to complete your Advance Care Directive (ACD).

Led By

Gwen Harris, MA, FT, Geriatric Care Manager, Palliative Care Program – Seniors At Home

Gwen has a MA in Gerontology and a FT in Thanatology– the study of death and dying.  She also trains volunteers for Seniors At Home Palliative and End of Life care program. She interned with the “Living After Loss” and the Zen Hospice Project.  Gwen co-authored a chapter on Death and Dying in the book Care Managers: Working with the Aging Family, was a guest editor for the Journal of Geriatric Care Management: End of Life Care and wrote an article entitled “Palliative Care and Geriatric Care Managing”.

Mary Matthiesen, Community Engagement & Education Director – Mission Hospice & Home Care

Mary was Director of Community Engagement & Education at Mission Hospice & Home Care for 3 years. Her current role expands upon the idea of hospice as a community resource. Prior to joining Mission Hospice, Mary led the first community awareness campaigns around end of life conversations in England. She brings decades of experience in education and community engagement initiatives on end of life. Mission Hospice is celebrating its 40th year of serving this community.


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September 18 @ 1:00 pm
September 25 @ 3:00 pm


Seniors At Home
Mission Hospice & Home Care


Seniors At Home Palo Alto
200 Channing Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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