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2014-01-13 23:24:45

Improving the quality of living matters to everyone, but perhaps most to those who are facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness such as Center for Hospice Care patient Jennifer Dalkowski, who had one wish before dying - to meet Jeff Gordon. Stories like these are made possible through support from Hospice Foundation's Annual Appeal. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Jennifer Dalkowski knew she was dying. “Before I die, I want to meet Jeff Gordon,” she said smiling. With that, the...

2013-11-05 16:24:31

Hour-long television special begins airing during National Hospice Month WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Television viewers are afforded a rare glimpse into the lives of hospice patients in the one-hour special program, "Hospice: Something More" premiering Thursday, November 7 at 9pm ET on RLTV. The program was produced by Hospice Foundation of America and funded by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation and will air from November 7 through early...

2013-11-04 12:27:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Assisting Grieving Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: What Works? Kenneth J. Doka, PhD and Karla Helbert, LPC, will consider the needs of bereaved individuals on the autism spectrum and explore the ways that these individuals may experience grief. A major component of the webinar will focus on interventive strategies designed for supporting...

2013-08-13 16:25:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present an online webinar featuring Dr. Kenneth J. Doka and Pamela Gabbay, Director of the Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children, discussing Effective Grief Support Groups for Adolescents. This program will focus specifically on grief groups for adolescents and young people (ages 13 through college) and will explore various types of grief groups that work best to support grieving...

2013-07-09 16:23:40

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present an online webinar featuring Dr. Kenneth J. Doka and Andy McNiel, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, discussing Effective Grief Support Groups for Children. This program will focus specifically on grief groups for children (up to the age of 13) and will explore various types of grief groups that work best to support grieving children, as well as the...

2013-06-12 16:26:15

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present an online webinar featuring Dr. Kenneth J. Doka and Dr. William Worden, discussing Running Effective Grief Support Groups: Lessons from Research. This webinar explores the ways that support groups can be valuable in assisting grieving individuals. Participants will explore the implications of current research that addresses the values and dangers of group modalities as well as ways to...

2012-12-12 16:24:59

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Death of a Spouse or Partner: Current Research, New Strategies, on Tuesday, December 18, from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD and Dale Lund, PhD, will give special focus to exploring differences in grief as experienced by widows and widowers; differences in grief when the surviving spouse or partner is young; and possible disenfranchisement of...

2012-11-14 08:33:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Helping Children Cope with Their Own Dying or with the Death of Loved Ones on Tuesday, November 20, from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D. and Sherry Schachter, Ph.D., FT, will focus on two aspects of anticipatory mourning: those experienced by dying children and those experienced by children coping with the illness and potential deaths...

2012-10-19 11:23:08

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FEARnet--the cable industry's premier TV movie network, VOD channel and online portal featuring horror, suspense and thriller content--will join forces with Todd Masters' MASTERSFX to present "Son of a BASH," an exclusive star-studded costume party celebrating the 25(th) anniversary of MASTERSFX. "Son of a BASH" is the 15th MASTERSFX BASH, and the first BASH since 2007. This industry event will be a feast for the senses, featuring live...

2012-10-10 15:23:11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Death of an Adult Child: Helping Families Cope, on Tuesday, October 16, from noon--1:30pmET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD and Patricia Loder, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, will raise sensitivity to the unique issues that arise when an adult child dies, as well as strategies and resources for surviving parents and families. "We do not expect...