Gatherings & Events

Volunteer Training  Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 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.

Advance Care Planning Workshop  Saturday, August 12, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Attend this free workshop where you’ll learn how to approach these important, but often uncomfortable, conversations with your loved ones.  We’ll help you draft an Advance Directive form to take home and discuss with your family.  You will also receive a blank form to complete as a final version to share with your loved ones and medical care providers.  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.
Pre-Registration is required; to register, call 707-445-8443

Community Arts Gathering  Seeking Joy in Times of Grief
Saturday, September 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In times of grief, joy may feel unattainable. Sometimes it is. Yet many have noticed that joy and sorrow live side by side.  Allowing sadness to be felt fully also gives room for joy to be fully felt. Drawing from “The Book of Joy”, a conversation with the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu, we will notice those qualities that invite joy and how to encourage them in our individual lives.

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