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Read about the latest happenings at Hospice of the Valley.

May 01, 2018
New Song Center volunteer training in August

New Song Center for Grieving Children offers grief support groups for children and their families following a significant death in a child’s life. The groups are led by volunteers who go through training and mentoring.

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April 27, 2018
Legacy Luncheon Welcomes Laura Bush to Phoenix

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute and Hospice of the Valley, presented the inaugural Legacy Luncheon honoring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on April 25th at the Arizona Biltmore. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, was the featured speaker.

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April 23, 2018
Healthcare program set for May 30 in Peoria

Hospice of the Valley is hosting a day of education and discussion about healthcare topics on May 30 at The Forum at Desert Harbor, 13840 N. Desert Harbor Dr., Peoria, 85381.

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April 12, 2018
Three ASU classes offered on hospice, palliative care and dementia

This fall, ASU’s College of Health Solutions is offering two innovative courses that combine real life with the classroom. In each course you will spend time with patients learning about their disease and how to support them and their families. Just one day of class a week, journaling in place of exams. And a chance to make a difference in someone’s life.

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April 03, 2018
Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefits Hospice of the Valley

The 20th annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament, presented by Cigna Healthcare of Arizona, pushed the 20-year total raised for Hospice of the Valley to $818,000, including $37,000 at the March 29 tournament at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor Course in Scottsdale.

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March 08, 2018
AAHA! raises more than $350,000 for Hospice of the Valley

AAHA! An Auction of Heirlooms and Art netted more than $350,000 for Hospice of the Valley, with proceeds benefitting patients and families.

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February 21, 2018
Healing a Family

Join us for a presentation by Irwin Sandler, Ph.D., ASU Regents’ Professor of psychology, one of the nation’s foremost experts in developing resilience in families following the death of a parent. This no-cost event is open to the community, and is of special interest to mental health professionals and grief counselors.

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January 30, 2018
Presentation on dementia set for March 5

“Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey” will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon March 5 at Sun City Church of the Palms, 14808 N. Boswell Blvd., Sun City, 85351.

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January 30, 2018
Dementia talk set for Feb. 23

“Understanding Dementia: A Challenging Journey” will be presented from 1–4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Rd., Scottsdale, 85266.

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January 25, 2018
Laura Bush to Speak in Phoenix

Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Legacy Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Arizona Biltmore. The event will honor the life and work of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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January 09, 2018
Dementia Care and Education Campus set to launch

Hospice of the Valley plans to establish a Dementia Care and Education Campus in Phoenix that will care for people at all stages of dementia and bring experts and caregivers together to share best practices in dementia care.

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January 08, 2018
New Song volunteer training starts Jan. 20

New Song Center for Grieving Children needs volunteers to help run support groups that meet at five locations across the Valley.

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December 22, 2017
Dementia talk set for Jan. 16 in Wickenburg

How to care for a loved one with dementia is the topic of a no-cost public presentation Jan. 16 at Wickenburg Community Hospital.

The program runs from 1–2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s activity room, 520 Rose Lane, Wickenburg, 85390.

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December 19, 2017
Volunteer John Radway supports dementia patients and caregivers

John Radway has done a lot of things in his life. Military service. Philosophy major. Law school in San Francisco. Prosecuting attorney in Hawaii. Farmer. Rancher. Author.

But there’s one occupation that stands out above all others.

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December 18, 2017
Stacia Ortega named Piper Fellow

Stacia Ortega, director of volunteer services for Hospice of the Valley, has been awarded a Virginia G. Piper Fellowship, given to outstanding leaders of nonprofit organizations to explore ways to enhance community service.

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December 18, 2017
Hospice of the Valley awarded Medicare project

Hospice of the Valley is the only Arizona hospice selected to participate in a federal project designed to demonstrate that quality of life would be improved and healthcare resources conserved if hospice and palliative care was provided to patients at the same time as regular treatment from curative care physicians.

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November 15, 2017
Fifteen chosen for Dementia Care Fellowship program

Fifteen individuals have been selected to participate in Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Care Fellowship program for 2018.

They include nurses, educators, social service providers, physicians and a fire department captain.

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November 07, 2017
Support for grieving children offered by New Song Center

New Song Center for Grieving Children will conduct a family orientation from 2–3 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 6715 N. Mockingbird Ln., Paradise Valley 85253.

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November 07, 2017
Hospice of the Valley volunteer training set for December

If you’re looking to add meaning and people to your life, consider volunteering for Hospice of the Valley, says Oldy Oldenburg, who has volunteered 16 years.

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October 19, 2017
Off the Vine nets $113,000

Nearly 200 guests attended Hospice of the Valley’s 16th annual Off the Vine Vintage Wine Auction held for the first time at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley on Oct. 13.

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October 09, 2017
Grief at the holidays event set for Nov. 8

“Coping with Grief at the Holidays,” a community discussion sponsored by Comerica Bank, will be held from 6–7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale.

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September 14, 2017
Off the Vine set for Oct. 13 at Mountain Shadows

Fine wine, delectable food prepared by local celebrity chefs and entertainment in the name of a good cause combine for Hospice of the Valley’s Off the Vine Vintage Wine Auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Mountain Shadows, 5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley.

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September 13, 2017
Hospice of the Valley offers volunteer training

Hospice of the Valley needs volunteers to visit patients at their homes and provide breaks to family caregivers.

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September 08, 2017
Generous Donation From Michael Pollack

Hospice of the Valley, a not-for-profit that cares for people nearing the end of life announced Friday it received a $50,000 donation from Michael A. Pollack, president and founder of Mesa based Pollack Investments.

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August 28, 2017
Medical students volunteering at HOV learn compassionate presence

Medical students devote most of their learning to the science of medicinediagnosis, testing, disease progression, treatments, technology and medications.

But this summer, students at the University of Arizona College of MedicinePhoenix are volunteering at Hospice of the Valley, where the focus is less on cure and more on comfort.

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August 09, 2017
“Mindfulness Matters and Brain Health” set for Sept. 14

Want to boost your brain health?
Join us to learn about mindfulness practice as a way to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Also learn how to improve brain function.

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June 01, 2017
Hospice of the Valley offers volunteer training

Hospice of the Valley needs volunteers to visit patients at their homes and provide breaks to family caregivers.

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