Gatherings & Events

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

Creative Arts Gathering  Opening to Peace and Contentment
Saturday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In grief, peace and contentment are often elusive and may seem out of reach or impossible. Yet having such moments, even fleetingly, can offer the grieving heart an opportunity to recover and heal.  We will consider Frank Ostaseski’s idea of “taking a break in the middle of things” and explore methods to weave these qualities into our grief journey.
For more information or to register, call Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

“It’s Your Estate” Seminar Series  Wednesdays, July 18 & 25, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka.
Hospice of Humboldt is a partner in Leave a Legacy Humboldt.   Leave A Legacy is pleased to host these two free seminars.  This informative series is designed to help you understand estate planning and how to evaluate your own estate.  Presenters include James D. Poovey, Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and Angela Petrusha, Attorney at Law, Estate Planning and Trust Administration.
July 18 – Establishing Your Estate Plan:  an overview of wills, trusts, and bequests.
July 25 – Advance Health Care Directives:  Conservatorships and Powers of Attorney over Assets, plus Tax Strategies with Appreciated Assets.

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

Writing Through Grief
Tuesdays, August 14 through September 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Writing Through Grief is a six-week workshop which utilizes writing as a catalyst to attend to and heal grief. Each week a theme is offered, pieces of prose and poetry are read, and prompts are presented to aid in the process of writing. Participants have an opportunity to share their own writing, but only as they wish to. This workshop is open to the community, and everyone is welcome to attend as few or as many weeks as is helpful to them.
For more information or to register, call Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801.

Creative Arts Gathering  Capturing Memories
Saturday, August 18, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
When someone close to us has died, many find comfort and strength in drawing upon memories of that person. Sometimes, there is a fear that we will lose our memories as time goes on. Having a safe place to collect and hold our memories can help us feel more secure in not losing them. We will have time to reflect on our memories as well as create a container in which to keep them.
For more information or to register, call Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Advance Care Planning (OLLI Brown Bag Lunch)
Monday, September 10, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis?  As part of the HSU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI) Brown Bag Lunch Series,  Hospice social worker, Aisha Coriell, will share information about the importance of making advance care planning decisions before they are needed. Attendees will learn 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. Everyone is invited to attend this free workshop.

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 participants will learn 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.