Maryann Schacht, MSW, BCD, is an author, speaker, and workshop leader with more than 30 years experience working with families in crisis. Her book titled A Caregiver’s Challenge: Living, Loving, Letting Go offers a road map and survival guide to everyone who is suddenly thrust into a caregiver role. She combines her personal experience caring for her terminally ill husband with her professional expertise in this invaluable resource. A Caregiver’s Challenge offers support, resources, and useful ... Read More
The North Bay Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was founded by committed family members. They offer a wide range of services and support to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their families.
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Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D.
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
The Community Network for Appropriate Technologies was incorporated in 1978 as a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. Susan Keller, Executive Director and Principal Planner, founded the Community Network based on principles which she developed and employed in the Midwest while facilitating creation of a nationally prominent library council.
The general focus of our work is the development of cooperative working relationships within individual ... Read More
Compassion & Choices is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. They provide free client services to the terminally ill and do legal advocacy through the courts and legislatures. They inform and educate the public through the media and other outreach programs.
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Services for Seniors:
Meals on Wheels
Information and Referral
Senior Dining Rooms
Long-term Care Coordination
Senior Day Activities
Daily Money Management
Upcoming Senior Events
Senior Helper Registry
Senior Legal Services
Sonoma Valley Respite
Lawyer Referral Services
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The Disability Services & Legal Center is located at 521 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 707-528-2745. The Center has a Social Security Lawyer available for help.
The Environmental Center has three functions. It supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. Member groups and guests use it as their home base, and/or as a place for presenting programs, having meetings, mailings, or other work sessions. Most of this activity is open to the public directly, or through enrollment in one of the member organizations.
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The Nature of Life includes the Eventual Miracle of Death, a rite of passage that deserves dignity and loving care.
Imagine. . .
creating your own home or family-run funeral.
Final Passages is dedicated to a compassionate and dignified alternative to current funeral practices.
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Goodwill~Redwood Empire (GRE) was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the North Bay Region encompassing Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Trinity counties. Leadership staff with the GRE Interlink Self-Help Center and the Wellness and Advocacy Center have been assisting with development of publications and trainings created by the Community Network specifically for people with mental health challenges. ... Read More