2023 End-of-Life Virtual Conference Series

For more than two decades we have been providing end-of-life education in southern Arizona. Over the last three years, thousands of people from across the nation and around the globe have participated in our virtual education series.

This year we invite you to join us as we traverse the mortality terrain through our supportive and challenging discussions, films, presentations, and games. All are welcome to this free series of events.

All sessions are free of charge. Join us now!


Things We’re Longing to Know and Too Afraid to Ask: Demystifying the Dying (Part Two in a Two part Series) October 19, 2023 | 6-7:30pm (MST)

As a person nears the end of their life, they may experience physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual changes. Like birth, our bodies have innate wisdom with the dying process. By normalizing and understanding what happens as we die, we can increase our capacity to face fears and devote our precious energy to making decisions that promote well-being and comfort. This uniquely bold session offers clarity around the dying process to relieve unnecessary burden and to support the individual and caregivers to be fully present on the end-of-life journey.


Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN

Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN, a nurse for over 47 years, has spent most of her nursing career focusing on improving end-of-life care. Recognizing how fear, misinformation and lack of information can negatively impact decision-making and the dying experience, she wrote and produced the award-winning video “Living Through Dying – The Struggle for Grace,” is the author of Dying to Know – Straight Talk About Death & Dying and the producer of the “Straight Talk Series on End of Life Issues.” A frequent speaker for professional and lay groups, Tani promoted clinical training programs for medical and nursing schools and hospice volunteers. She continues to provide presentations and workshops to improve end-of-life education, thereby improving end-of-life care.


Paige Hector, LMSW

Paige Hector, LMSW, is a speaker, author, and educator with over 25 years’ experience in post-acute and long-term care settings. She specializes in diverse topics for the interdisciplinary team, trauma informed care, Nonviolent Communication, sustainable process improvement, and advance care planning. She excels at transforming complex issues and content into concepts and strategies that staff can use immediately in any setting. Paige writes extensively on topics relevant to nursing homes including multiple chapters of Managing the Long-Term Care Facility, 2nd Edition due for publication in 2023. She is the Associate Editor and a regular columnist for Caring for the Ages, the publication for AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. She is actively involved in the AMDA Online Education Subcommittee; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup; and the Behavioral Health Advisory Council, as well as national work groups to improve trauma-informed care. In 2018, she was named the Gerontologist of the Year for the Arizona Geriatrics Society.