Community Education

Community Programs and Lectures

The Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center offer professional and general community interest programs.

We share these lectures to further educate the general public, provide speakers for workplaces or special interest groups, and to offer learning opportunities for healthcare professionals. Many of the programs are free of charge, or request a small fee.

  • Outer Space – Kids Summer Session

    Jul. 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The theme of this year’s Summer Session for children ages 5-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death is “Outer Space.” 
    The sessions will held on Thursdays from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center located on 5 Plains Road in Augusta, NJ.

    Thursday, July 13
    Thursday, July 20
    Thursday, July 27
    Thursday, August 3

    Please call 973-948-2283 for more information. Registration is $100 and scholarships are available.


  • Living with Grief: A Four-Part Lecture Series

    Sep. 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    September 5, 2017 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    September 12, 2017 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    September 19, 2017 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    September 26, 2017 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Living with Grief Lecture Series is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the effects grief has on our lives, our loved ones, our relationships. It is offered to anyone who has experienced a loss, who is helping another cope with loss, or who would like to learn more about the grieving process. Hosted at Hackettstown Medical Center,651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Guest Presenter: Cecelia T. Clayton, MPH, Executive Director, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice For additional information contact 973-383-0115 or Registration for this lecture series is limited. A support program for all community members presented by Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.


Need A Speaker?

Speakers for your workplace or community meeting

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice professional staff are happy to offer free of charge speakers on the following topics.

  • Living Wills and Advance Directives:  What are they? How do you make one?
  • Hospice Care: What and where is hospice? How can hospice help my loved one? What do I need to know?
  • Bereavement and Grief Guidance: Is there support for me if I am grieving? What about children? They grieve too.

Please call us at 800-882-1117 to request a speaker or contact Anthony at

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