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Community Education

Our speakers program provides free, informative and educational presentations and workshops about various topics for community organizations, faith institutions, area businesses and corporations. While some topics address end-of-life issues, many of our programs focus on individual well-being, caregiver support, coping with grief and loss and the benefits of being a volunteer. The programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of your group or organization. Request a speaker by emailing or calling 216-502-4440.

The Katie Dolesh Lecture

Created in memory of Katie Dolesh, a former hospice patient and executive director of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Northeast Ohio Chapter, this annual lecture intends to raise public awareness about hospice and palliative care and choices at the end of life.

Request a Speaker

Our Community Relations team is available to present at your group or organization. Tailored specifically for your audience, common program topics include sorting out the myths and facts about hospice and palliative care, the art of visiting, coping with grief and loss, being a caregiver, spirituality and Advance Care Planning to address the importance of making your wishes known. Email to request a speaker.

Become a Community Outreach Representative

Numerous volunteer opportunities for every interest, passion and expertise are available. If you are interested in representing Hospice of the Western Reserve at health fairs or speaking to groups about the hospice philosophy of care, training is available to equip you with the tools you’ll need to share your experiences within the community. Contact to learn more.

Request a Speaker

To request a speaker, call community relations at 216-502-4440, or email


Speaker's Program

Our Speaker's Program provides free, informative and educational presentations on various topics for community organizations, faith institutions and area businesses and corporations.