$162,924 Awarded

The Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund awarded $162,924 to the following organizations and programs for fiscal year 2015:

Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center to create stimulated patient scenarios to enhance the end-of-life and palliative care communication skills of clinical staff.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona for their Pet Visitation Program to visit patients in hospice, hospitals and assisted-living care facilities.

Interfaith Community Services to develop workshops to help individuals complete advanced directives; to offer 2 community-wide forums on end-of-life issues; and to offer consultation and end-of-life resources to faith communities and their leaders.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona to develop an Ethical Will Project.

Many Mouths One Stomach to help support the All Souls Procession which was created to serve the public need to morn and reflect upon the universal experience of death.

Our Family Services, Inc. for its Elder Legacy Services program which assists elders and their families in approaching end-of-life.

Southwest Folklife Alliance to disseminate information on cultural practices and sensitivities regarding end-of-life.

Tu Nindito for its Angels By Your Side Program which provides end-of-life care for children and their families.

Tucson Botanical Gardens to develop a series of workshops on the nurturing role that gardens and nature can play in the natural processes of life and death, with a focus on horticultural therapy for end-of-life.

United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona/ELDER Alliance to facilitate older adults living in Pima County to complete an advanced directive regarding their end-of-life care and wishes.