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Niagara Hospice Speakers Bureau booking fall and winter presentations for area service groups and organizations.

Mon, Aug 12th 2013 02:00 pm

Volunteers and staff from the Niagara Hospice Speakers Bureau are available to speak to groups and organizations about hospice services and quality end-of-life care. The Speakers Bureau was established as an educational resource for residents of Niagara County to educate people on the options they and/or their loved ones have when it comes to serious illness.

"The time to learn about all that Niagara Hospice can offer is before a person receives a potentially terminal diagnosis," states Niagara Hospice Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Patricia Degan. "Far too often, families are faced with a health care crisis before they explore their options - and making decisions at that time can be very difficult," states Degan. "The Niagara Hospice Speakers Bureau is an excellent resource that can help individuals make informed decisions now and in the future.

Presentation topics include: when hospice care is appropriate; how hospice provides a holistic approach to end-of-life care; support services available for caregivers; ancillary services for the patient such as massage therapy, music and pet visits; hospice care in the nursing home; services available at Niagara Hospice House; Advance Directives; bereavement services and volunteer support services.

Niagara County based veteran groups, churches, service groups, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to call Niagara Hospice at 280-0742 to book a speaker or complete the on-line form on the website. For more information about hospice care, visit www.NiagaraHospice.org.

Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support since 1988 to over 20,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with serious illness. No one is ever denied hospice care due to inability to pay.

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