Upcoming event:

Haney Leaf (small)  
"What Do I Do Now?"
Navigating the Challenges of Caring for a Loved One with Serious Illness
A Community Resource Open House

March 27, 2019 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Jefferson School City Center (Charlottesville, VA)

Family caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend this free event to learn more about available resources.

Conference Agenda:

5:30 p.m.    
Doors open to the public - community invited to explore the open house of resources.

6:30 p.m.    
Formal presentation begins. Panelists include:

  • Tori Tucker: The Caregiver Experience
  • Doris Gelbman: The Legal Experience
  • Ayesha Yousuf: The Social Worker Experience
  • Jeanne McCusker: The Care Provider Experience

7:15-8:30 p.m.
Community invited to continue to explore the open house of resources.

Groups/Organizations that will be present:

  • Sisters Conquering Cancer
  • The Women's Initiative
  • JABA
  • Common Ground Healing Arts
  • Sentara Senior Services
  • Blue Ridge PACE
  • Region 10 Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • JAUNT
  • Hospice of the Piedmont
  • All Blessings Flow
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Compassionate Care Initiative
  • Crescent Halls - UVA School of Nursing
  • Legal Aid
  • The Center
  • Advance Directive informational table
  • Social Work informational table

This event is made possible thanks to a generous endowment from the Haney family to support a sustainable collaboration among Hospice of the Piedmont (HOP), Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH), the Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI), and UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

Planning committee members: Peggy Bishop (SMJH), Michelle Bushrow (HOP), Cathy Campbell (UVA School of Nursing), Hannah Crosby (CCI), Tim Cunningham (CCI), Aurora Durkee-Warren (SMJH), Tammy James (SMJH), Rachael Palm (HOP), Elizabeth Patterson (UVA CME), Tim Short (UVA School of Medicine) and Ayesha Yousuf (UVA Medical Center).

The Haney Endowment

In 2013 the Compassionate Care Initiative was given a generous endowment from the Haney family to support sustainable collaboration among Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH), Hospice of the Piedmont (HOP), UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the Compassionate Care Initiative. The goal of this annual conference is to support our community members who provide care to those at the end of life and to inspire new conversations about how we can best care for each other.

Past programs

November 3, 2018
The Haney planning committee was proud to support the Virginia Film Festival’s (VAFF's) screening of the documentary América, and facilitate a post-screening discussion with one of the subjects of the film, Diego Alvarez Serrano. The film won the VAFF Programmer's Award for Documentary Feature.

November 11, 2017 | The 4th Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Conversations at the End of Life
4th Haney Program Brochure

March 18, 2017
The Haney planning committee came together to provide a free screening and post-film discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. The film facilitated a conversation in our community that asked: "Have you and your loved ones had these important conversations and planned ahead?"

September 17, 2016 | The 3rd Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Honoring Differences at the End of Life
3rd Haney Program Brochure

April 18, 2015 | The 2nd Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life
2nd Haney Program Brochure

November 9, 2013 | The Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life
1st Haney Program Brochure