Gatherings & Events

Advance Care Planning Workshop  Saturday, May 13,  1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? Attend this free workshop where you’ll learn how to approach these important, but often uncomfortable, conversations with your loved ones.   We will help you draft an Advance Directive form to take home and discuss with your family.  You will learn what is important to include in your Advance Directive and how best to choose the person you wish to speak for you in the event you cannot speak for yourself.   To register, call 707-445-8443

Community Arts Gathering  The Courage to Grieve: Being Present
Saturday, May 20, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Grief is painful and it is only natural to pull away from pain. Grief is also the healing process for loss and to be present for it is to allow it to heal one’s heart.  We will have an opportunity to explore the dance of being present and pulling away and how to find courage to move through the pains of grief towards healing. To register, call 707-267-9801.

Family Day Workshop  Saturday, May 20, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Families come together to explore their feelings related to grief and mourning. Large and small group activities will focus on age-appropriate themes through a variety of activities. This inter-generational approach brings families together to process and heal their grief in a collective setting.  Appropriate for ages 6 and up.  To register, call 707-267-9801.

Volunteer Training Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hospice Volunteers bring a special kind of caring to Hospice patients and their families. In this training, Volunteers learn about Hospice service and how to provide care at a time when patients and families need specialized support, a time when care matters the most. For more information, call Dennice at 707-267-9813.

Community Arts Gathering Who Grieves? Naming and Honoring our Grieving Self
Saturday, June 10, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Grief is felt in many ways.  In one’s body, in one’s mind, in one’s heart. As grief touches us, it changes us. We become one who knows about the renderings of grief. Who is this new rendition of self, who knows grief? Through the process of creating a self-image, a doll, a mask, a collage, we will explore this emerging self and what she offers us. To register, call 707-267-9801.


Free drop-in Community Grief Groups meet every week throughout Humboldt County. Click here for group locations and times.