Events

    An Evening with Friends

    •  09/22/2018
    • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    An Evening with Friends – a new fall event presented by the Friends of Hospice. Please join us at a gorgeous estate* in the Corralitos hills where you’ll nosh on savory appetizers, sip local wine and craft beer, and dance the night away with Extra Large!

    A cash prize raffle, and live & silent auctions featuring adventures and dining experiences will make it easy (and fun!) to support Hospice of Santa Cruz County.

    Auction items include: Adventures like 7 nights in the South of France; Staycations like 3 nights at Seascape Resort and 2 Nights at a beach house in La Selva; short getaways like 2 nights at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe with 2 Comedy Tickets; and tons of fun like 4 SF Giants Club Level Seats with Parking, SJ Giants Tickets, and Davis Estates Historic Tour & Tasting for 4.

    Raffle Information: Raffle tickets can be purchased by phone (831.713.6082) or by completing and returning this form. Winners need not be present to win. Raffle forms and payment must be received by September 21st to be entered.

    Raffle Tickets: 1 = $10    3 = $25    7 = $50

    Raffle Prizes: 1st: $1,000    2nd:  $500    3rd:  $250

    Event Tickets: Purchase through the link below or by calling 831.713.6082. Ticket sales close at midnight on September 19th.

    Questions? Contact Nancy Cortez Lippi: 831.713.6082 or eveningwithfriends@hospicesantacruz.org

    *Carpooling encouraged and appreciated! This limited parking event has reserved spaces for vehicles with 4+ passengers ONLY. Details will be emailed after ticket purchase. Shuttle service and free offsite parking also available.

    Our thanks to these and our anonymous sponsors:

    Bottle Jack Winery – Rebekah Children’s Services Culinary Academy – Elkhorn Slough Brewing Company – Kneaded – Muccigrosso Vineyards – Pelican Ranch – Silver Mountain Vineyards – Soquel Vineyards – Extra Large – Ave Maria Chapel – Chevrolet of Watsonville – KSCO – Color Spot – Lift Line, a program of Community Bridges – Lighthouse Bank – Cindy’s Celebrations

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Partners in Caring Lunchtime Series

    When people face serious illness, aging, or death, they often turn to their faith and spiritual leaders for support and guidance. Through the Partners in Caring program, Hospice of Santa Cruz County offers information and education to help faith and spiritual leaders and their communities navigate these important topics. Lunch provided, registration required.

    Who should attend?

    • Clergy, faith, and spiritual leaders
    • Lay Leaders
    • Chaplains
    • Stephen ministers
    • Eucharistic ministers
    • Health ministers
    • Parish nurses
    • Anyone who ministers to the aging or those with serious illness

    For more information, or to register: Call Vanessa Silverstein at 831-430-3047.

    Death Café- Scotts Valley

    Come gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. Talking about death can help affirm what’s important about life. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death. Learn more at deathcafe.com.

     

    Mi Casa es Tu Casa 2018 Exhibit

    This annual exhibit is inspired by Día de Los Muertos and celebrates our ancestors. Altars (ofrendas) are on exhibit, created by local artists and community members, to honor and remember those whom we have lost.

    Stop by anytime during the gallery’s exhibition hours and view the ofrendas, including an altar by our hospice volunteers.

    Find out more at pvarts.org.

     

    Movie Night: End Game

    Join us for a free movie screening at the Del Mar Theatre. End Game weaves together three stories of visionary Bay Area medical providers who practice on the cutting edge of life and death, helping to change the way we think about both. Their commitment is vividly embodied in their interactions with their terminally ill patients. These intimate and emotional moments—with caregivers, patients, and patients’ families and loved ones—are at the heart of End Game. More info at endgame-documentary.com. You’re invited to stay for a follow up discussion.

    Free admission.

    Tickets are required and can be reserved here: https://endgamehospicesantacruzcounty.brownpapertickets.com

    Hospice Benefit at Sockshop & Shoe Company

    The sixth annual Kelly Short Memorial Fundraiser lasts all weekend long when Sockshop & Shoe Company donates 8% of your purchase to Hospice of Santa Cruz County. Join us Friday night for live music, a raffle with great prizes, and fun!

    November 2-4
    First Friday event, November 2, 6 pm

    Essentials of Advance Directives Presentation- Santa Cruz

    Planning ahead for your healthcare needs is a gift you can give not only to yourself but also to those you love.

    We’re here to guide you through the essential basics of Advance Directives. Discover how to legally document your healthcare choices, how to talk with your loved ones about your wishes, and which form you’ll need to tick “finish my Advance Directive” off your to-do list.

    Registration is not required. For more information call 831 430 3000.

    Advance Directive Individual Sessions- Santa Cruz

    Our individual sessions are perfect for people who are ready to complete their Advance Directives with support. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained healthcare planning volunteer to complete your Advance Directive.

    Feel free to bring a loved one with you. You may also bring contact information for those you want to name in your Advance Directive, as well as any past Advance Directives that you’d like to review.

    Advance registration is required to secure your individual appointment. Please call 430 3000 to register.

     

    Interfaith Memorial Service

    A cherished annual tradition, our Interfaith Memorial Service is an invitation to pause during the busy holiday season and tune into what counts:  remembering a beloved family member, or dear friend, who has died.  Whether your loved one recently passed, or is someone who you have carried in your heart for many years, this memorial service nourishes tender hearts by honoring both the sadness and joy that come with remembrance.  Our community gathers for words of support, candle lighting, and a remembrance table, for which you are welcome to bring a photograph or object of your loved one.  Join us for refreshments immediately following this service.  Children and families are welcome.

    Death Café- Santa Cruz

    Come gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. Talking about death can help affirm what’s important about life. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death. Learn more at deathcafe.com.

     

    Essentials of Advance Directives Presentation- Scotts Valley

    Planning ahead for your healthcare needs is a gift you can give not only to yourself but also to those you love.

    We’re here to guide you through the essential basics of Advance Directives. Discover how to legally document your healthcare choices, how to talk with your loved ones about your wishes, and which form you’ll need to tick “finish my Advance Directive” off your to-do list.

    Registration is not required. For more information call 831 430 3000.

    Advance Directive Individual Sessions- Scotts Valley

    Our individual sessions are perfect for people who are ready to complete their Advance Directives with support. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained healthcare planning volunteer to complete your Advance Directive.

    Feel free to bring a loved one with you. You may also bring contact information for those you want to name in your Advance Directive, as well as any past Advance Directives that you’d like to review.

    Advance registration is required to secure your individual appointment. Please call 430 3000 to register.

     

    Partners in Caring Lunchtime Series

    When people face serious illness, aging, or death, they often turn to their faith and spiritual leaders for support and guidance. Through the Partners in Caring program, Hospice of Santa Cruz County offers information and education to help faith and spiritual leaders and their communities navigate these important topics. Lunch provided, registration required.

    Who should attend?

    • Clergy, faith, and spiritual leaders
    • Lay Leaders
    • Chaplains
    • Stephen ministers
    • Eucharistic ministers
    • Health ministers
    • Parish nurses
    • Anyone who ministers to the aging or those with serious illness

    For more information, or to register: Call Vanessa Silverstein at 831-430-3047.

    Essentials of Advance Directives Presentation- Watsonville

    Planning ahead for your healthcare needs is a gift you can give not only to yourself but also to those you love.

    We’re here to guide you through the essential basics of Advance Directives. Discover how to legally document your healthcare choices, how to talk with your loved ones about your wishes, and which form you’ll need to tick “finish my Advance Directive” off your to-do list.

    Registration is not required. For more information call 831 430 3000.

    Advance Directive Individual Sessions-Watsonville

    Our individual sessions are perfect for people who are ready to complete their Advance Directives with support. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained healthcare planning volunteer to complete your Advance Directive.

    Feel free to bring a loved one with you. You may also bring contact information for those you want to name in your Advance Directive, as well as any past Advance Directives that you’d like to review.

    Advance registration is required to secure your individual appointment. Please call 430 3000 to register.

     

    Death Café- Aptos

    Come gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. Talking about death can help affirm what’s important about life. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death. Learn more at deathcafe.com.