Upcoming Events

Programs Prior to 2005

See PDF of Events prior to 2005 here. . .

Programs January 2005 – March 2006

See PDF of Events from January 2005-March 2006 here. . .

Programs March-December 2006

See PDF of Events from March 2006 - December 2006 here. . .

Clergy Conference: Ministering to the Terminally Ill

Thursday, October 11 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM A conference for clergy addressing the needs of the terminally ill and their families PANEL: Clinical Aspects Diana Diaz-Serafin, RN, MS Director of Patient Services Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care Practical Aspects Christina Staudt, PhD President Westchester End-of-Life Coalition Spiritual Aspects Rabbi Pamela Wax Spiritual Care Coordinator Westchester Jewish Community Services Location: Westchester Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 10 Claremont Avenue Mt Vernon, NY 10550 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM Program begins at 9:30. For information and reservation contact: Nancy E. Piotrowski NP.WestRehab@earthlink.net 914-699-1600, ext. 337 Attendance by reservation only

Programs April-October 16, 2007

See PDF of Events April - October 16, 2007 here. . .

Programs October 23-November 2007

See PDF of Events October 23 - November 2007 here. . .

FROM PULPIT TO BEDSIDE: Practical Dying Seminar

Friday, October 24, 2008 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon VNSNY Hospice Office 1250 Broadway, 7th floor (@ 32nd Street in Manhattan). In observance of National Pastoral Care Week, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care will offer the 2nd annual “FROM PULPIT TO BEDSIDE: Practical Dying” Seminar for religious professionals and lay pastoral caregivers and other allied professionals.

End of Life Narratives Among New Americans

Location: Slonim House, Sarah Lawrence College Directions:  http://www.slc.edu/about/Directions_to_Campus.php
An expert panel of people of different cultures and religions will discuss their traditions and beliefs regarding health care and customs at end-of-life; and will address how they are, or are not, respected in health care settings such as hospitals, hospices, clinics and nursing homes, and at their homes by social workers, aides, chaplains, nurses, doctors and others who have contact with patients and their families.

: · Muslim perspective--Mahjabeen Hassan, MD, plastic surgeon, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, a founder of the American Muslim Women’s Association, Westchester · Puerto Rican/Hispanic perspective--Lisette Francis, MSW, Social Worker at Bronx Lebanon Hospital with HIV patients and their families · Haitian perspective--Manfred Jean Louis, Reverend, Haitian Yonkers Haitian Church of God · Chinese/Asian perspective--Peter Wong, MPH, Administrator, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Health Center, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Moderator--Colette Phipps, LMSW, Research Analyst, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services " Free of charge and open to the public. Reservations appreciated.

Aging Prisoners: A Crisis in Need of Intervention


AGING PRISONERS: A Crisis in Need of Intervention


Saturday, October 8th, 2011 12:30 to 6:00 PM


12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Building Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023


To register to attend please visit: https://sites.google.com/betheevidenceproject


An evening with author and New York Times columnist Jane E. Brody

Wednesday March 25, 2009 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Heimbold Auditorium, Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY Ms. Brody will  read from and discuss her recently published book Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life. The discussant will be Dr. Joseph Sacco, Director, Palliative Medicine Consultation Service, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and Assistant. Professor of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.