Events & Happenings

Living with Grief: Trauma and Loss

On Demand through April 4, 2023. Register by May 13, 2022.

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will offer Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) annual Living with Grief® Virtual Program, Trauma and Loss, on demand through April 4, 2023. Registered participants will receive a program link, downloadable handouts, and a payment code for two continuing education credits, if desired.

The two-hour program focuses on the specific issues raised when losses are sudden and traumatic, shattering the bereaved individual’s assumptions that the world is safe, benevolent or predictable. These deaths can be the result of accidents and disasters; suicides or overdoses; homicide and terrorism; military or service-related deaths; or the unpredictable trajectories of illnesses.

The program, Living with Grief: Trauma and Loss, will help individuals and professionals explore the factors that complicate grief and use case studies to highlight ways that such losses can be treated. The program concludes with a discussion of vicarious traumatization and strategies for self-care.

Frank Sesno, director of strategic initiatives at George Washington University, and former CNN anchor, will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; Jillian Blueford, PhD, LPC, NCC, CT; and Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT.

This program will be practical for individuals and all levels of professionals—entry level, intermediate or advanced. The information provided will be useful to healthcare clinicians, social service clinicians and others working in hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home or faith community environments. Two hours of CE credits are available at no cost to participants until April 4, 2023, through HFA for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy and more. For HFA’s list of board approvals, go to

The complimentary presentation and CE credits are provided as part of the community grief support services of AMOREM because of their belief that it can improve quality of life. Registration is required by May 13, 2022. To learn more about this program or to register, contact Lisa Caviness, public relations coordinator, at 828.754.0101 or

Advance Care Planning Workshop

June 9, 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 June 9, 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.

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

September 15, 2022
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 15, 2022, 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