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Upcoming Events

September 21, 2023

Restoring Our Humanity with End-of-Life Decision-Making (Part 1)

Two-Part Series- Presented by Tani Bahti (RN, CT, CHPN) and Paige Hector (LMSW).

Virtual, 6:00-7:30PM PST

End-of-life decision-making may have complex physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial impacts for the individual and the caregiver. Each person’s situation is unique given their values, needs, fears, and hopes for what they want at the end of their life. This session goes beyond advance directives and what is traditionally known as advance care planning. We’ll discuss some of the communication barriers and focus on specific strategies that we can use to embrace authentic person-centered care firmly grounded in the informed choice that reflects the individual’s goals and wishes.

Hosted by Roots & Roads, Sponsored by Casa de la Luz Hospice

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October 7, 2023

Grief 101 

An introductory course on understanding loss and grief

Virtual, 10-11:30AM PST

This interactive class is designed for people from all walks of life who occasionally find themselves in the company of someone in grief—an adult, child, client, patient, or friend—and want to provide comfort and care. In this class we will convey contemporary information about grief support, as well as teach skills and best practices you will easily remember when the need arises.

This class will enable you to effectively build upon your knowledge and skills when participating in future TLC classes that specialize in various types of losses.

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October 19, 2023

Things We’re Longing to Know and Too Afraid to Ask:

Demystifying the Dying Process (Part 2)

Two-Part Series- Presented by Tani Bahti (RN, CT, CHPN) and Paige Hector (LMSW).

Virtual, 6:00-7:30PM PST

As a person nears the end of their life, they may experience physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual changes. Like birth, our bodies have innate wisdom with the dying process. By normalizing and understanding what happens as we die, we can increase our capacity to face fears and devote our precious energy to making decisions that promote well-being and comfort. This uniquely bold session offers clarity around the dying process to relieve unnecessary burden and to support the individual and caregivers to be fully present on the end-of-life journey.

Hosted by Roots & Roads, Sponsored by PCOA

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Past Events

September 15, 2023

Poetry and Loss Part 2: 

Being There for Someone in Grief with Marianna Cacciatore

Virtual, 11AM-12PM PST

In life, loss and grief are certain. Every day we encounter people who are struggling because something or someone significant in their life is gone. We want to help these people, and we wonder what to say or do that would be welcomed, kind, and useful. In a culture that has often taught us to bypass or ignore our grief, this skill does not come naturally. However, as we learn to tenderly face the sorrows and joys of our own life, compassion, humility and the art of generous listening begins to grow within us. With attention and practice, we become a trusted companion to someone in grief.

In this 2-hour class Marianna Cacciatore will use poetry and teachings from her book, Being There for Someone in Grief, to help us acknowledge the many losses encountered in everyday life, and become more present when we find ourselves in the territory of grief.

This free, virtual event is the second in out three-part Poetry and Loss series this fall.

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August 26, 2023

Poetry and Loss Series, Part 1:

Poet Laing F. Rikkers on Grief, Writing, and the Natural World

Virtual, 10-11AM PST.

 After the sudden loss of her sister, Laing F. Rikkers sought solace from nature and creativity. She wrote and published her first collection of poetry Morning Leaves, with the intention of helping others navigate grief. Her goal now is to share her path to help others learn new ways to care for themselves, heal from their losses, and create meaningful connections with the natural world.

This free, virtual event is the first of our fall Poetry and Loss series.

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July 18, 2023

The Normally Aging Brain

Brought to you by The Center for Neurosciences Foundation

As we age, so does our brain. Come spend an hour at this free community presentation learning about the changes happening in the normally aging brain and what you can do to maintain your brain health. From 1-2PM.

Located at Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E River Rd UNIT 105, Tucson, AZ 85750 

No registration required.

June 23-25, 2023


A weekend workshop for women 65 and over

Located at Redemptorist Renewal Center

7101 W Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

COST: $795 (Room and Board Included)

Please contact Anne at (520-591-9177) 

or Char at (810-423-1533) if you have questions or want to register.

May 20, 2023

Each Brain Matters Community Educational Symposium

Sponsored by The Center for Neurosciences Foundation

Learn about a variety of neurological conditions. The 3-hour morning session from 9AM to noon will highlight a few of the neurological problems managed by practitioners at Center for Neurosciences. This program is aimed at a general audience and open to all community members, including patients, their families, and healthcare professionals. Enjoy a light breakfast and leave with a take-out lunch.

Located at the Center for Neurosciences – 2450 E River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

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May 18, 2023

The Spirituality of Grief with Rev. Dr. Fran Shelton

Hosted by Compassion & Choices

A conversation with the author. The book honors the complex nature of grief and offers simple comfort: We are not alone, and there is no one right way to grieve.

Virtual via Zoom – 3PM Eastern Time

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