Arlington Conversation Workshop: Have you had the Conversation?

Saturday April 9 at Marymount

How we die is part of our legacy to our loved ones and our communities. Most Americans express the hope that as they near the end of their lives they will not be a burden for their families and friends. Yet, if we avoid having values-centered conversations about our unique hopes and wishes for care through the end of life, we may be leaving family members in the dark. This omission may result in strife at the bedside and cause lasting damage in the relationships between the people we love the most. The national Conversation Project aims to have everyone’s wishes for care through the end of life expressed and respected. 

Marymount University invites community members to attend the first Arlington Conversation Workshop hosted by the newly formed Coalition to Improve Advanced Care and led by Dr. Kathleen Garces-Foley, associate professor of Religious Studies. The Coalition to Improve Advanced Care (CIAC) is a collaborative effort of nonprofit and community organizations working to improve the quality of life for those facing advanced illness in Arlington County and surrounding areas. Workshop participants will be introduced to the Conversation Project Starter Kit. Through guided reflection and small group sharing, the Starter Kit will support and motivate you to have a values-based, relationship-building conversation about an experience that touches us all. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Join the Arlington Conversation Workshop on Saturday April 9 from 9 a.m. to noon with a breakfast served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. This is a free event!

Registration is required and space is limited to 75 people. To register, contact Kathleen Garces-Foley at 703-284-5721 or email the Coalition to Improve Advanced Care. 

For more information about the Coalition to Improve Advanced Care visit; to learn about The Conversation Project visit