The Center for Learning

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Since 1981, Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice has worked to teach members of the community about hospice services. Recognizing the community’s need for more education, we launched The Center for Learning in 2011. Our goal is to teach the diverse families in our community about grief and end-of-life issues, as well as to share our clinical expertise with other professionals. Note that speakers at our workshops are clinicians who are experts in end-of-life care and are working in the field.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice’s Center for Learning strives to educate our community about end-of-life care and grief issues. Every year, we provide workshops and trainings to health and community organizations in our area. We provide workshops for both professionals and community members at:

  • Hospitals
  • Independent Living Senior Housing

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Assisted Living Facilities

  • Group Homes

  • Adult Day Care Centers

  • Faith Communities

  • Corporations/Businesses

  • Educational Institutions

  • Community Service Centers and Clubs

  • Senior Centers

  • High Schools

  • Libraries

The Center for Learning provides educational programs on a number of topics:

For the Community

  • Understanding the Hospice Benefit
  • Advance Directives
  • Grief and Loss

For the Professional

  • Hospice 101: What We Do and How We Help
  • Determining Hospice Eligibility
  • Approaching the End: Signs and Symptoms at the End of Life
  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Professional Grief: Caring for Yourself as You Care for Others


Community education and professional training can be provided on-site and generally lasts 30-60 minutes depending on needs and schedule. To request a program contact Beza Gebrehana, 301-527-4092.

[Upcoming educational events]