Upcoming Events

Free upcoming events offered by Stanford Palliative Care Health Education, Engagement, and Promotion program

Tuesday, September 19th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm PST 


Cuidados Paliativos

In collaboration with Vision y Compromiso, a nonprofit organization made up of community health workers who serve the Latinx community, we will be hosting a webinar event where we dive into what palliative care and who/how can people benefit from palliative care services.

This event will be exclusively in Spanish and Dr. Grant Smith will introduce the topic, and Olivia Tigre Nerimora will lead the presentation. The primary audience for this event consists of caregivers.

*This event is free and open to all.

Wednesday, September 20th Noon-1pm PST (Part 1)

Wednesday, September 27th Noon-1pm PST (Part 2)

What's Right For You? A 2-Part Vitual Advance Health Care Planning Workshop

"Advance care planning" is the term to describe the conversations and processes involved in making what is more commonly known as a "living will" or "advance health care directive."  In this workshop format, we'll talk about what's right for you and those close to you.  Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having some form of a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens. 

Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones.  You may even leave with an advance care plan completed.

Part I: We will define and describe advance health care planning and provide a 4-step plan to help you get jump started on thinking about the questions you should be considering.

Part II: We will come back together to review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.

*This event is free and open to all.

Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:30 PM

33rd Annual Jonathan J. King Lecture presents Reflections on Dignity in Palliative Care: The Human Side of Medicine

Join the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics for a hybrid lecture/webinar, Featuring Dr. Harvey Max Chochinovfounder of Dignity Therapy. This year's lecture, titled Reflections on Dignity in Palliative Care: The Human Side of Medicine, promises to be an insightful and edifying event. Dr. Chochinov is a world-renowned expert in psycho-oncology and palliative care. 

Thursday, October 5th at 4:30 PM

Easing the Challenges of Living with Dementia

How Palliative Care & Hospice Improve Quality of Life

Join Us In Person at Rosener House Adult Day Care in Menlo Park

Kensington Senior Living is honored to partner with the Stanford Palliative Care Center of ExcellenceUCSF School of Medicine & Rosener House Adult Day Care to present this educational event on how palliative care and hospice can improve quality of life for individuals living with dementia. Oftentimes, families find it confusing or overwhelming to navigate these important services for their loved ones in need. We’re here to help.

Our panel of experts includes Dr. Grant Smith of Stanford; Dr. Carla Perissinotto of the UCSF School of Medicine and VITAS; Reverend Emily Linderman, M.Div of Stanford; and Michael Polisso, LCSW, of Stanford. They will present a multidisciplinary approach to palliative care and hospice. Learn from these mentors in geriatrics and receive their top tips and coping strategies. They will lay the groundwork on navigating both palliative care and hospice and share their support services.



*This event will take place at Rosener House Adult Day Care: 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

For questions, please email Amber Brooksher, Sales Support Specialist, at abrooksher@kensingtonsl.com.