The Center for Learning

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The Center for Learning is within the Outreach & Education Department of
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice.

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. Over the years, we have established resources for professionals and for our community, including the podcast, “What’s Important to You?“.



We are committed to offering experienced-based and top-notch educational programs that creatively integrate dynamic learning.



Compassionate care, coupled with professional excellence, is at the heart of our education.

Quality of Life

Quality of Life

We are dedicated to spreading awareness through education so that people can better advocate for the quality of life of patients with terminal illnesses.


Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice’s Center for Learning strives to educate our community about end-of-life care, advance care planning, and grief. 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
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Independent Living Senior Housing
  • Group Homes
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Faith Communities
  • Corporations/Businesses
  • Educational Institutions
  • Community Service Centers and Clubs

  • Senior Centers
  • High Schools

  • Libraries

Community education and professional training can be provided on-site and generally lasts 30-60 minutes depending on needs and scheduling.
To request a program, contact Marlene Bradford at [email protected].


Our patients and their families often say that they wish knew about hospice sooner. The purpose of our community programs, health fairs, and workshops is to help you learn more about it from a natural perspective. We want to help you acquire more knowledge about what hospice is, aspects of healthcare decision-making that you and your family members can prepare for regardless of any diagnosis, and navigating the emotions that may come with being a caregiver or grieving. We want to engage with you and hear about your questions and concerns, so our community programs are generally interactive and blend both education and organic discussion. We cover topics such as Hospice 101, Grief and Loss, Advance Care Planning, Healthcare Disparities, Self-Care, and more. You can watch past community webinars on our Center for Learning Youtube channel.


The Center for Learning provides education to healthcare professionals year-round throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. We have online webinars and in-person programs, and we have also partnered with local hospitals such as Shady Grove and Medstar Montgomery, and nursing homes such as Brooke Grove, Arbor Ridge, Wilson Asbury and TVAR.

Our professional education trainings center around hospice topics such as the Medicare Hospice Benefit, patient eligibility, pain assessment and medications, signs and symptoms of end-of-life, professional grief, and more. Our trainings are free and we offer continuing education units for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators/assisted living managers (through NAB).


For each program we offer, we will include information about whether the program will provide continuing education, and if so, which type(s). Additional questions may be asked at registration to fulfill accreditation requirements.

Montgomery Hospice, Inc. is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category 1 continuing education programs. The D.C. and Virginia Boards of Social Work may recognize the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners’ approval. Please contact your state board for verification.

Montgomery Hospice, Inc. is a certified sponsor for continuing education through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and NAB’s National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS), which provides Nursing Home Administrators/Assisted Living Managers CE credit if they are registered through NAB. For additional information, contact NAB at 1120 20th St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, (202)712-9040, or

Through the Maryland Nurses Association, Montgomery Hospice, Inc. offers nursing contact hours for the mandatory courses designated under our Certificate in End-of-Life Care. MNA is the ANCC-accredited provider unit for continuing nursing education (CNE) within MNA and its Districts.

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What’s Important to You? is a podcast created by The Center for Learning that gives intriguing insight on end-of-life topics. Our goal is to amplify diverse voices in healthcare. Every episode offers a new perspective on some often overlooked topics.

What’s Important to You? is available on all podcast streaming platforms, and we encourage you to download, share, subscribe, and leave us comments! To learn more about our podcast and individual episodes:

If you have any questions about our podcast, contact [email protected].