Events

Walking through Healing

Santa Cruz 08/07/2018 - 08/28/2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Walk with us in the serenity of a forest path, through a quiet glen, or alongside a meandering stream as we explore the many faces of grief.  The locations are lush and beautiful, our pace gentle, our conversations mingled with periods of contemplation and silence.  The topics we discuss arise from our surroundings and the members of our group.  Step with us into nature’s heart and allow the healing to begin.

Registration required

New Horizon

Scotts Valley 08/08/2018 - 09/26/2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The passage of time alters how we grieve.  In this group, men and women who have been alone for a period longer than a year examine how their lives have taken shape in the absence of their spouse or partner.  Example of themes include what to do now, traveling without a partner, making new friends.  This is a safe and caring space to discuss experiences, hopes, and desires with other who are healing from a similar loss.

Registration required

Pinot & Chardonnay Harvest Dinner

08/19/2018 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate harvest under the stars at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines. Join us for an evening of food and wine featuring select Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays of the Santa Cruz Mountains and local cuisine prepared by Brad Briske of Home.

In memory of Dexter Ahlgren, Ahlgren Vineyards Founding member and president of Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association

Ticket Information: Early Bird $130.00 per person ($150 after 07/10) and can be purchased here.

All proceeds benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s Community Care Programs.

Hospice Volunteer Info Session

The Buttery 08/20/2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Curious about volunteering with Hospice of Santa Cruz County? Volunteer Visitors are understanding listeners, the ones who extend a hand to hold, provide companionship and presence or make it possible for a caregiver to have a few hours of respite.

Forbes Ellis, Director of Volunteer Services, will be hosting informational gatherings to answer all your questions.

There’s no need to RSVP! Feel free to stop by and learn about how you can make a difference as a volunteer.

The next Volunteer Visitors Training begins September 5.

Hospice Volunteer Info Session

Aptos Coffee Roasting Company 08/21/2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Curious about volunteering with Hospice of Santa Cruz County? Volunteer Visitors are understanding listeners, the ones who extend a hand to hold, provide companionship and presence or make it possible for a caregiver to have a few hours of respite.

Forbes Ellis, Director of Volunteer Services, will be hosting informational gatherings to answer all your questions.

There’s no need to RSVP! Feel free to stop by and learn about how you can make a difference as a volunteer.

The next Volunteer Visitors Training begins September 5.

Hospice Volunteer Info Session

The Buttery 08/22/2018 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Curious about volunteering with Hospice of Santa Cruz County? Volunteer Visitors are understanding listeners, the ones who extend a hand to hold, provide companionship and presence or make it possible for a caregiver to have a few hours of respite.

Forbes Ellis, Director of Volunteer Services, will be hosting informational gatherings to answer all your questions.

There’s no need to RSVP! Feel free to stop by and learn about how you can make a difference as a volunteer.

The next Volunteer Visitors Training begins September 5.

Friday Drop-in Group

08/24/2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Scotts Valley and Watsonville

This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

No registration required

Friday Drop-in Group

08/31/2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Scotts Valley and Watsonville

This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

No registration required

Loss of Spouse/Partner Group

Scotts Valley 09/05/2018 - 10/10/2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Life changes overnight when a spouse dies, whether from sudden tragedy or a long-term illness.  There is an immediacy to everything that must be done, handling logistics and the complexities of legal matters, all while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy at a time that is far from normal.  How does one go through the trauma of losing a spouse or partner and grocery shop, pay the bills, and go to work?  In this group, we openly discuss how to get from day-to-day and learn practical ways to address symptoms of grief such as:  insomnia, fear, anxiety, and more.

Registration required

Loss of Spouse/Partner for Seniors (60 and older)

Aptos 09/07/2018 - 10/12/2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The loss of a companion can be devastating.  In this very special group, we encourage seniors to open up about their loss, to share their memories and talk freely about their deepest concerns.  We explain the symptoms of grief and distinguish them from aspects of aging thereby easing stress and confusion.  We nurture the path to healing by honoring lives well lived.

Registration required

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