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.

  • The Jungle – Kids Fall Session

    Nov. 2, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The theme of this year’s Fall Session for children ages 5-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death is “The Jungle.” 
    The sessions will held on Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center located on 5 Plains Road in Augusta, NJ.

    Thursday, November 2
    Thursday, November 9
    Thursday, November 16
    Thursday,November 30

    There is no class on Thursday, November 23.

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


  • Movie Matinee!

    Dec. 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    Followed by a special bereavement group discussion.

    When: Wednesday, December 13th 
    Time: 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
    Where: Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center
    5 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822

    Cost: $5.00 (Light Refreshments Provided)
    Please call 973-948-2282 for more information.


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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