Gatherings & Events

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

 

Teen Grief Support Group  Eight week group for ages 12 to 18. 
Thursdays, February 7 to March 28, 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Loss of a loved one can impact teens in many aspects of their lives, including school performance, self-esteem, 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 loved ones.  This free service is open to all teens in our community who may be experiencing loss due to a death.
Please call Candace or Gretchen at 707-267-9801 to register for the group.

Creative Arts Gathering  Who am I Now? Exploring Identity in the Wake of Loss
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
It is common to build our identity around the people we love. We are daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands, wives, partners, and friends. When any of these relationships are taken from us through death, it can be challenging to redefine ourselves. Through the creation of self-images before and after loss, we will explore our emerging identity.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Introduction to Grief & Self-Care  Friday, April 12, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
People process grief in different ways, but everyone experiences grief in some form.  This free workshop is designed to help professionals who work in high loss environments or anyone wanting to understand the grief process.
The workshop will take place in the Hospice of Humboldt conference room.
Please call Grief Support Services to RSVP or for more information:  707-267-9801

Creative Arts Gathering  Loss and Renewal: Allowing Nature to Be a Guide
Saturday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nature offers many ways to consider life and death, growth and decline, loss and renewal. Through reflection on the seasons of the year, perennial cycles, bodies and movement of water, and landscapes we will approach nature as a metaphor of our own life and grief experience. We will have the opportunity to create a symbol of what nature offers the grieving heart.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Advance Care Planning Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? In this workshop, Hospice social workers 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.

Advance Care Planning Workshop
Saturday, September 14, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? In this workshop, Hospice social workers 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.

Advance Care Planning Workshop
Saturday, November 9, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How will your family know your wishes in a health crisis? In this workshop, Hospice social workers 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.