In the month of November, we are proud to join the nationwide effort in celebrating Hospice and Palliative Care Month. ONHA affiliates believe community engagement, collaboration, and stewardship are key to ensuring that the benefits of nonprofit hospice care are accessible to all Oregonians. During this Hospice and Palliative Care Month, ONHA affiliates are spreading the word in their communities about the difference in nonprofit care.

In Linn and Benton Counties, Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care is providing educational presentations, partnering with local libraries to display books about end of life, and collaborating with senior living communities to educate community members on the benefits of long-term care and hospice care. Two presentations titled Aging with Dignity: How to Transition to Assisted Living and Hospice Care will be open to the public and offered at the Albany Public Library on November 15 from 5-6pm, and at the Lebanon Senior Center on November 29 from 2-3pm. Learn more at

In the Portland Metro area, Care Partners is partnering with their local library to educate the community on end-of-life care and the supportive services they offer, such as new LGBTQ+ support groups starting in 2024. We are also presenting an educational event for Bridge Meadows, a community which provides affordable housing for older adults 55+.

Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care is offering an educational series on advance care planning and end-of-life care considerations. Join them on Tuesday, November 21 from 10-11am for a workshop by Dr. Holly Montjoy about Advance Directives and POLST at The Center (2045 Arthur Street, Klamath). A second workshop is being offered at 6pm at the Sky Lakes Community Education Center (2200 Eldorado Ave, Klamath). For more information or to register, visit

This November, we encourage you to educate yourself, your friends, family, and neighbors about the benefits of end-of-life care and the supportive services available to you by your local nonprofit hospice. Together we are stronger.