Gatherings & Events

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

Grief Support Group for Teens  from ages 12 to 18
January 31 through March 7, Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The loss of a loved one can impact teens in many aspects of their lives, including school performance, relationships with family and friends, their ability to withstand peer pressure, and health.  The Hospice Grief Support Group for Teens is a safe and supportive environment where teens can share with other teens and participate in activities that will be focused on healing and honoring the loved ones teens have lost.
For more information or to register, call Candace, Autumn, or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Creative Arts Gathering  Befriending Your Grieving Self
Saturday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Most do not wish to grieve.  Instead, we long to be done with or skip, the wrenching pain of loss.  It is tempting to push one’s grief away, to stay busy, or to think about something else.  But allowing grief heals the loss. To open to grief, even to befriend grief, is to embark on a courageous inner journey of healing and expansion.  Through the creation of a symbolic “grieving self,” we will gently approach this possibility.  No artistic experience is necessary.
For more information or to register, call Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Hospice Volunteer Training  Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hospice Volunteers bring a special kind of caring to Hospice patients and their families.  Training is required to become a Patient Care or Grief Support Volunteer.   This training includes information on the many ways that volunteer support is offered to patients.  Volunteers learn about Hospice services and how to provide specialized support for patients and their families when care matters the most.
For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities, or to register for the training, call 707-267-981

Transforming Our Community   Luncheon & Facilitated Panel Discussion
Leave a Legacy Humboldt event ~ 
Friday, April 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hospice of Humboldt is proud to be a partner with other Humboldt County organizations through Leave a Legacy Humboldt.   This partnership has sponsored two successful Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshops and participants tell us the inspirational lunch panels have had particular impact.  We have decided to extend the experience and sponsor a lunch series featuring stories and contributions of people who have Transformed Our Community.  Please join us on the beautiful Hospice campus for a catered lunch and lively conversation facilitated by Julie Fulkerson.
$20 per person (includes lunch)  Space is limited; register online or call 707-826-5880.

Creative Arts Gathering  Perspective: The Art of Expanding One’s Vision
Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sometimes how we encounter our experience is more telling than what experience we encounter.  When grief arrives in our lives, it is seldom welcome.  Yet how we approach grief influences what we experience.  We cannot choose whether grief will visit us or not.  We can choose how we wish to approach and move through it.  Through exploring an array of alternative perspectives, there will be an opportunity to contemplate which perspective is the most healing for each of us.  No artistic experience is necessary.
For more information or to register, call Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Advance Care Planning Workshop Saturday, May 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? In this free workshop Hospice social worker, Raquel Lee, will teach participants how to approach these important, but often difficult conversations around Advance Care Planning. Get your questions answered and learn how to include your health care wishes in an Advance Directive form. Registration for this free workshop is required. To register, please call 707-445-8443.

Hospice Volunteer Training  Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hospice Volunteers bring a special kind of caring to Hospice patients and their families.  Training is required to become a Patient Care or Grief Support Volunteer.   This training includes information on the many ways that volunteer support is offered to patients.  Volunteers learn about Hospice services and how to provide specialized support for patients and their families when care matters the most.
For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities, or to register for the training, call 707-267-9813

Hospice Volunteer Training  Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hospice Volunteers bring a special kind of caring to Hospice patients and their families.  Training is required to become a Patient Care or Grief Support Volunteer.   This training includes information on the many ways that volunteer support is offered to patients.  Volunteers learn about Hospice services and how to provide specialized support for patients and their families when care matters the most.
For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities, or to register for the training, call 707-267-9813

Advance Care Planning Workshop  Saturday, August 11, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? In this free workshop Hospice social worker, Raquel Lee, will teach participants how to approach these important, but often difficult conversations around Advance Care Planning. Get your questions answered and learn how to include your health care wishes in an Advance Directive form. Registration for this free workshop is required. To register, please call 707-445-8443.

Hospice Volunteer Training  Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hospice Volunteers bring a special kind of caring to Hospice patients and their families.  Training is required to become a Patient Care or Grief Support Volunteer.   This training includes information on the many ways that volunteer support is offered to patients.  Volunteers learn about Hospice services and how to provide specialized support for patients and their families when care matters the most.
For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities, or to register for the training, call 707-267-9813

Advance Care Planning Workshop  Saturday, November 10, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? In this free workshop Hospice social worker, Raquel Lee, will teach participants how to approach these important, but often difficult conversations around Advance Care Planning. Get your questions answered and learn how to include your health care wishes in an Advance Directive form. Registration for this free workshop is required. To register, please call 707-445-8443.