Events

    Poinsettias with a Purpose

    •  10/13/2018 - 11/16/2018
    • 12:00 am

    Pretty! Pretty Poinsettias with a Purpose!

    This fall, Friends of Hospice presents… Poinsettias with a Purpose! Just in time for the festive winter season, they’re selling colorful poinsettia to brighten up your home (or your desk). Looking for an easy gift? Brighten a pal’s day with a plant delivered to their porch. Last year, we sold out early, so consider completing your order today! All sales benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s Community Programs.

    The Details: Red or white poinsettia are available in 6 inch ($12) and 10 inch ($32) pots.

    Ways to order:

    • Email: Download, print, and complete this Order Form and email to: pwap@hospicesantacruz.org
    • Phone: Call Claudia Winters 831.713.6083
    • Mail: Download, print, complete this Order Form, and mail with payment to; 940 Disc Drive Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    Order Deadline: Friday, November 16 (while supplies last)

    Delivery:  November 29-30 (Santa Cruz County addresses only)

    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 seventh 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

    Check out this Sockshop Event Poster for more details.

    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.