Events & Happenings


Coping with the Holidays In-Person Workshops

November 28, 2022
2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
AMOREM Palliative Care Center, BOONE

November 29, 2022
2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
AMOREM Valdese Campus, VALDESE

November 30, 2022
2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
AMOREM McCreary Family Professional Center, HUDSON

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss of a loved one. The grief support services of AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will host Coping with the Holidays, in-person workshops at three locations.

AMOREM director of grief services, Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW, will lead a discussion about ways of planning holiday events, remembering the missing loved ones, avoiding additional stress, and caring for yourself during a festive but difficult time. To enroll in either of these educational events, please RSVP by calling 828.754.0101 or emailing ksetzer@amoremsupport.org.To learn more about all grief support services, call or visit www.amoremsupport.org or Facebook.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

December  8, 2022
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

AMOREM and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The workshop will be held December 8, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. Due to COVID-19, face masks are required at all times, space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

January 12, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

AMOREM and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The workshop will be held January 12, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. Due to COVID-19, face masks are required at all times, space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


It's the GIFT You Give Your Loved Ones:
Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop

January 19, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

Deciding the kind of health care you want at the end of your life is called ADVANCE CARE PLANNING...and it's the greatest gift you can give your loved ones.

Every day, we make dozens of choices for ourselves. Our friends and family learn these choices over time, remembering everything from our favorite colors to what drink to order for us at dinner. Yet when it comes to some of the most important choices we make—choices about what we would want for our health care if we could not speak for ourselves—few of our friends and family can say for sure what our wishes are.

The goal of advance care planning is for you to live well, in a way that is meaningful to you, for as long as you live.

If you become unable to make your own decisions, and your wishes are not formally recorded, your physician will consult someone close to you about your care. They will rely on this person to try to guess your wishes. Don't let a guess guide your health care! These questions are best considered, decided and communicated to others in advance, long before there is a health crisis or illness.

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, is offering an Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop on January 19, 2023, at 12 noon.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, call 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email bbonn@amoremsupport.org.


Adult Volunteer Training

March 14 and 16, 2023—Caldwell Campus
March 21 and 23, 2023—Valdese Campus
March 28 and 30, 2023—High Country Campus

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? In partnership with AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, staff, volunteers serve an essential role in patient and family support, administrative and community support.

AMOREM is hosting three separate two-day in-person* trainings in March for adults who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. To reserve a spot in the training, participants must complete an application at www.amoremsupport.org/volunteer/apply-now. *Please note that trainings are subject to be held virtually.

An array of topics will be covered to help prepare attendees to become successful volunteers. Participants will learn about the strong community history and commitment of AMOREM, the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial issues hospice patients face, and much more from AMOREM’s staff of end-of-life care experts.

Currently, there is a need for volunteers to provide patient and family support. Other specific needs include veteran volunteers to support and make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who are veterans.

Attendance is required at both sessions and meals will be provided. For more information or to register for the March 2023 adult volunteer training opportunity, contact Director of Volunteer Services Cyndi Akins at 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or cakins@amoremsupport.org. You may also register online at www.amoremsupport.org/volunteer/apply-now.


Hospice 101:
Understanding Hospice Care

March 16, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

This virtual workshop will describe what hospice is, who is eligible, who pays for care and what services are included. Learn all that hospice has to offer to patients and families, and how it can look different for each individual.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Hildebrand at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.


It's the GIFT You Give Your Loved Ones:
Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop

April 20, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

Deciding the kind of health care you want at the end of your life is called ADVANCE CARE PLANNING...and it's the greatest gift you can give your loved ones.

Every day, we make dozens of choices for ourselves. Our friends and family learn these choices over time, remembering everything from our favorite colors to what drink to order for us at dinner. Yet when it comes to some of the most important choices we make—choices about what we would want for our health care if we could not speak for ourselves—few of our friends and family can say for sure what our wishes are.

The goal of advance care planning is for you to live well, in a way that is meaningful to you, for as long as you live.

If you become unable to make your own decisions, and your wishes are not formally recorded, your physician will consult someone close to you about your care. They will rely on this person to try to guess your wishes. Don't let a guess guide your health care! These questions are best considered, decided and communicated to others in advance, long before there is a health crisis or illness.

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, is offering an Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop on April 20, 2023, at 12 noon.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, call 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email bbonn@amoremsupport.org.


Hospice 101:
Understanding Hospice Care

July 20, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

This virtual workshop will describe what hospice is, who is eligible, who pays for care and what services are included. Learn all that hospice has to offer to patients and families, and how it can look different for each individual.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Hildebrand at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.


It's the GIFT You Give Your Loved Ones:
Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop

September 21, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

Deciding the kind of health care you want at the end of your life is called ADVANCE CARE PLANNING...and it's the greatest gift you can give your loved ones.

Every day, we make dozens of choices for ourselves. Our friends and family learn these choices over time, remembering everything from our favorite colors to what drink to order for us at dinner. Yet when it comes to some of the most important choices we make—choices about what we would want for our health care if we could not speak for ourselves—few of our friends and family can say for sure what our wishes are.

The goal of advance care planning is for you to live well, in a way that is meaningful to you, for as long as you live.

If you become unable to make your own decisions, and your wishes are not formally recorded, your physician will consult someone close to you about your care. They will rely on this person to try to guess your wishes. Don't let a guess guide your health care! These questions are best considered, decided and communicated to others in advance, long before there is a health crisis or illness.

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, is offering an Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop on September 21, 2023, at 12 noon.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, call 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email bbonn@amoremsupport.org.


Hospice 101:
Understanding Hospice Care

November 16, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

This virtual workshop will describe what hospice is, who is eligible, who pays for care and what services are included. Learn all that hospice has to offer to patients and families, and how it can look different for each individual.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Hildebrand at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.