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The Essentials of Advance Directives – Capitola

Capitola Branch Library 2005 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA

The presentation covers how to identify your end-of-life healthcare values, complete your Advance Directive, the difference between an Advance Directive and a Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form, and to talk with your loved ones about your wishes. Registration encouraged. Register

Virtual Death Café

Grab a mug of your favorite tea and meet us on Zoom to discuss death in an effort to 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 […]

Advance Directive Individual Sessions – Capitola Branch Library

Capitola Branch Library 2005 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA

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. Registration required to secure your individual appointment. Please call or email Vanessa Silverstein to sign up. (831) 430-3047 vsilverstein@hospicesantacruz.org

Virtual Chat: The Cycle of Life and Death / El ciclo de la vida y la muerte

Join us for a discussion in Español about Dia de Los Muertos and how this cultural tradition connects to the meaningful topics of honoring our loved ones, using art as celebration and as an instrument for healing, the importance of caregiving, and the journey of grief. Event attendees will be invited to share their own […]

Autumn Memorial / Vigilia de Otoño

Hospice of Santa Cruz County 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville, CA

This event will be presented in Spanish. All are welcome to attend. Join us at our office in Watsonville. 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 comes with remembrance. […]

Watsonville Film Festival – Día de los Muertos

Watsonville Plaza 350 Main Street, Watsonville, CA

Hospice of Santa Cruz County is a proud sponsor of the Watsonville Film Festival’s Día de los Muertos Celebration. This annual event honors Día de los Muertos and brings the whole community together with art, music, and film. The in-person event features live music, art activities, ofrendas and altars, and a family-friendly film screening. Learn […]

Salinas Dia de los Muertos 2022

Hartnell College La Plaza & Student Center 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA

Celebrate and honor Monterey County’s rich Mexican heritage. A free community event featuring ofrendas and altars, arts and crafts workshops, catrinas, a procession, and resources & information that can guide and support when dealing with death and grief. Hospice of Santa Cruz County is proud to sponsor this event in partnership with The Hospice Giving […]

11th Annual Sockshop & Shoe Company Kelly Short Memorial Fundraiser

Sockshop & Shoe Company 154 Aptos Village Way, Aptos, CA

The eleventh annual Sockshop & Shoe Company’s Kelly Short Memorial Fundraiser lasts all weekend long when Sockshop & Shoe Company donates 10% of your purchase to Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s community programs. The following Sockshop locations will be participating in the fundraiser. Santa Cruz location: 1515 Pacific Avenue Aptos location: 154 Aptos Village Way

Death Café – Capitola

Grab a mug of your favorite tea and join us to discuss death in an effort to 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 drink […]

Interfaith Memorial Service and Candle Lighting

Resurrection Catholic Community Church, 7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

Honor Your Loved One in a Special Holiday Memorial Service A cherished annual tradition, our Interfaith Memorial Service and Candle Lighting 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. Our community gathers for words of support, candle […]

The Essentials of Advance Directives – Virtual

The presentation covers how to identify your end-of-life healthcare values, complete your Advance Directive, the difference between an Advance Directive and a Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form, and to talk with your loved ones about your wishes. Registration required. Register