AARP Final Details

The death of a spouse, parent, child, or loved one is a very difficult experience. Yet during this period of grief and emotional readjustments, you may be called upon to make many important financial decisions. There are many papers you will need, and steps that must be taken. Here's a list of the basic actions you will need to take during the first few months after the death of your loved one. Visit AARP Final Details ... Read More

Acerca de la Tristeza

[Grieving]

Booklet addressing grief in simple Spanish with appropriate illustrations. There are other booklets available that deal with a variety of end-of-life issues. All are excellent resources.

Obtain from: National Hospice Organization – 1901 North Moore St, Ste 901 Arlington, Virginia 22209 (703) 243-5900 (1995) Fee.

Adult Children Support Groups

Adult Children Support Groups Please See “Contact Information” on Support Group home page when contact is (—) Daughters Grieving Their Mothers 8 week group. Call to register for next series. (SV&H) Adult Grief Services A safe, structured place to share. 8-Week Grief Support Group (Evening and Daytime) (HoPe, MH) Groups offered in January, April, June, & September Parent Loss Support Group Groups offered in January, April, June, & September. An 8-week group for adult ... Read More

Caring Connections – It’s About How You LIVE

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Caring Connections Provides free resources, information and motivation for actively learning about end-of-life resources. Promotes awareness of and engagement in efforts to increase access to quality end-of-life care. Helps people connect with the resources ... Read More

Caring Resources Guide

Caring Resources Guide (by the Compassionate Care Alliance of Monterey County) provides links to what may be among the best articles on the web or websites that discuss the many issues about serious illness, caregiving, end-of-life, and grief recovery. Includes information about diagnosis and prognosis, learning how to cope, disease management, and so much more as "A Gateway to Information, Care Choices and Planning." Visit Caring Resources Guide ... Read More

Children & Teens Grief Support Groups

Children and Teens Grief Support Groups Please See “Contact Information” on Support Group home page when contact is (—) Note: A pre-attendance interview may be required for children and teen groups. Please call for an appointment and meeting dates and times. Children’s Grief Relief Group Talk, play, and create art with other elementary school-age children who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Monday evenings To schedule an interview contact Yolande Adams, MFT ... Read More

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. (Storyteller)

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. 707- 763-3504 Petaluma, CA Psychotherapist and hospice social worker Christel Lukoff shares traditional folktales that metaphorically express many of the feelings and issues encountered in grief. The stories remind us of the healing power of memories and of ways to find an ongoing relationship with a loved one who has died. Christel’s commentaries deepen and transform our understanding of grief and remind us how love and loss are interwoven. To order CDs from ... Read More

Consumer Help Site – National Association of Social Workers

In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country - wherever we’re needed - starting here and now. Welcome to your source for professional advice, inspiring stories - even a social worker directory. Social workers. Help starts here. This website is provided by the National Association of Social Workers and includes sections on Seniors and Aging, Issues and Answers, Mind and Spirit. The Senior section includes ... Read More

Decisiones Difíciles para los Seres Queridos

[Difficult Decisions for Those Close to Us] Hank Dunn 2002 Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness. Good resource with information to address end of life decisions such as the use of respirators, dialysis, antibiotics, hydration and nutrition and more. Obtain from: A & A Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 1098, Herndon, VA 20172-1098. (703) 707-0169 or www.hardchoices.com ... Read More