MOUNT VERNON — Presented by In the Circle of Life and sponsored by Hospice of Knox County (HKC) and Kokosing Nature Preserve, the seventh session of a death and dying education series will be held Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Reception Center of the Kokosing Nature Preserve, 10620 Quarry Chapel Road in Gambier.

This month’s topic is ‘Hospice: What It Is. What It Isn’t.’ and the discussion will be facilitated by Jacki Mann, RN.

Despite hospice being an integral part of the end-of-life care for many in the past thirty years, there remain many misconceptions about it. What does hospice care do? When should hospice get involved in a dying person’s care? Does hospice help people die?

This session will explore and answer these questions and more, seeking to clarify the purpose and mission of hospice care.

This presentation and discussion is open to the public with no pre-registration necessary.

In the Circle of Life is a non-profit organization with the mission of guiding others to a deeper understanding of death to help release the fear of dying and inspire them to an enriched, authentic life, with the end in mind.

Mann is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, a living and dying coach, and end-of-life doula with more than 30 years of in-home care and hospice nursing experience. She is currently a nurse at Hospice of Knox County.

Hospice of Knox County is located at 13300 Coshocton Road in Mount Vernon. It is a member of Hospice of North Central Ohio which serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties with palliative, hospice and free bereavement services.

For more information, go to or call 614-648-8897.


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