(Las Vegas) – Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice, today announced that its 12th Annual Multicultural Luncheon will be held on March 8 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The event starts at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme this year is: “Imagining Life…A Crescendo to the End.” The keynote speaker -- Dr. BJ Miller, a nationally known speaker and physician who brings a unique experience to understanding end-of-life issues -- will address the importance of encouraging families to start the conversation about what they want at the end of life.
Miller will discuss the Zen Hospital Project, “The Art of Dying Well,” which engages participants in understanding the sensory awareness of life’s richness and how we can change the experience of dying. While studying at Princeton, an electric shock nearly cost him his life. Through this lens, Miller has developed an extraordinary sense of presence and understanding that brings his unique experience from the Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) in San Francisco. His previous roles at ZHP include board member, executive director, and currently medical director and advocate. Zen Hospice Project is a pioneering integration of social and medical services grounded in spirituality and humanity.
“The program encourages families to communicate about the clinical intervention options and better define the end-of-life journey,” said Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “These conversations should happen prior to experiencing compromised health issues versus in the hospital or before it’s too late.”
The Multicultural Luncheon unites people from various cultures and faiths. It consistently relays important information and tools for industry professionals and the community in regards to healthcare trends and end-of-life care.
Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are also available. For tickets to the luncheon or more information, call Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or visit www.nah.org.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice and palliative care for more than 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.
The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.