Grief Programs & Events

Annual Professional Conference on Grief & Loss Registration

Thursday, Oct. 14th, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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We look forward to having you join us at our annual Professional Conference on Grief & Loss. This conference will be held virtually, and you will be provided the credentials for accessing the conference approximately one week prior to the event.
  • Your participation throughout the day via questions and comments will make this dynamic event more engaging and helpful for all.
  • Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Education credits. See registration form for complete details.

Keynote Presenters

  • Sandra Bertman, Ph.D., FT, is a leading thanatologist known for using the arts and humanities to promote death education for medical personnel and the general public.
  • Gary Gardia has over 35 years of Hospice experience. He received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved, and he is the recipient of the national social work organization Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education
This is a free event.
Hospice of Davidson County Community Connections Podcast
One of our primary missions this year is to connect everyone in Davidson County to helpful resources that are available throughout our community. One way we’re doing that is through our Community Connections Podcast.

Through these podcasts, will be introducing you to people who are experts and influential in providing critical services available throughout Davidson County. From caregiver support and grief counseling to estate planning, volunteering, and healthcare, these are just some examples of the topics we will be covering.

Hosted by Hospice of Davidson County’s own Cole Warner and co-host Emmalee Thomas, each podcast will bring you a wealth of information about a variety of topics.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and by clicking here for our Community Connections page.

Grieving in a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work, how we live, and especially how we grieve. We can change some things, like how we shop, or how we engage others face-to-face through social distancing. But grief doesn’t change. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you know that the grief you’re facing is real, and nothing about COVID-19 is changing that. Click here to learn about resources we have put online.

Caregiver Academy
Caregiving is a challenging role that is draining and often underappreciated. Most caregivers have to dive in with no training and little support. Held the third Tuesday of every month, the Caregiver Academy provides practical education and support one class at a time, so you can be a confident, courageous and competent caregiver for your loved one. These free classes are taught by community experts and are open to those who provide care to their family members.

NOTE: All classes are conducted virtually. You will receive access to each class upon registration. Click here to view the Caregiver Academy flyer.

Class Topics

  • Aug. 17 Natural Remedies & Holistic Wellness
  • Sept. 21 Who Is This New Person
  • Oct. 19 Self-Care for the Caregiver
  • Nov. 16 Hospice End-of-Life Care (National Hospice Awareness Month)
  • Dec. 21 Protection from Emotional and Financial Abuse

Registration is required. Call 336-242-2290 or click here to email.

Virtual Grief Support Group
COVID-19 Update: Due to rules surrounding groups of people and to limit people’s exposure during the pandemic, we are offering a “Virtual Support Group” on the second Monday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m. Click here to register. You will be emailed instructions on how to login and attend.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a specialized type of health care that is delivered by our own physicians, nurses, Hospice aides and social workers. Many patients and families also choose to include additional team members such as a spiritual counselor, grief counselor, and a volunteer.