Events & Happenings

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi


Coping with the Holidays

December 2, 2020
12 to 1 p.m.
via Zoom 

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss of a loved one. The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer a virtual opportunity via Zoom for Coping with the Holidays with considerations for COVID-19. Caldwell Hospice Grief Services Coordinator Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW, will lead discussions about ways of planning holiday events, remembering the missing loved ones, avoiding additional stress, and caring for yourself during a festive but difficult time. To enroll in this educational event, please RSVP by calling 828.754.0101 or emailing ksetzer@caldwellhospice.org. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. To learn more about all grief support services, call or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or Facebook.


I Just Want to Help

December 3, 2020
6 p.m.
via Zoom

How do you help someone who is grieving? What do you say? What should you not say? An upcoming community virtual workshop from Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care answers those and other questions with practical guidance on providing support and encouragement to a grieving person. The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer a virtual opportunity via Zoom for an I Just Want to Help presentation with considerations for COVID-19. Caldwell Hospice Grief Services Coordinator Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW, will facilitate the discussion. To enroll in this educational event, please RSVP by calling 828.754.0101 or emailing ksetzer@caldwellhospice.org. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. To learn more about all grief support services, call or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or Facebook.


Coping with the Holidays

December 9, 2020
3 to 4 p.m.
via Zoom 

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss of a loved one. The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer a virtual opportunity via Zoom for Coping with the Holidays with considerations for COVID-19. Caldwell Hospice Grief Services Coordinator Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW, will lead discussions about ways of planning holiday events, remembering the missing loved ones, avoiding additional stress, and caring for yourself during a festive but difficult time. To enroll in this educational event, please RSVP by calling 828.754.0101 or emailing ksetzer@caldwellhospice.org. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. To learn more about all grief support services, call or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or Facebook.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

December 10, 2020
1:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop via Zoom at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The next workshops will be held December 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notary services available by appointment to help anyone who wants to complete their documents. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Coping with the Holidays

December 15, 2020
6 to 7 p.m.
via Zoom 

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss of a loved one. The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer a virtual opportunity via Zoom for Coping with the Holidays with considerations for COVID-19. Caldwell Hospice Grief Services Coordinator Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW, will lead discussions about ways of planning holiday events, remembering the missing loved ones, avoiding additional stress, and caring for yourself during a festive but difficult time. To enroll in this educational event, please RSVP by calling 828.754.0101 or emailing ksetzer@caldwellhospice.org. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. To learn more about all grief support services, call or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or Facebook.


Provoking Thoughts Virtual Book Club

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
December 16, 2020
7 to 8 p.m.
via Zoom

Caldwell Hospice Serving the High Country and Watauga County Library partner to offer Provoking Thoughts Virtual Book Club via Zoom on the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8pm. Monica Caruso will facilitate the group.

Beginning October 21, 2020, the group will discuss four of author Mitch Albom's most thought provoking books! 

October 21, 2020—Tuesdays with Morrie
A memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually dies of ALS. The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Best-sellers of 2000.

November 18, 2020—The Five People You Meet in Heaven
A novel by Mitch Albom. It follows the life and death of a man named Eddie who is killed and sent to heaven, where he encounters five people who had a significant impact upon him while he was alive.

December 16, 2020—The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
In this enchanting sequel to the number one best-seller
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

January 20, 2021—The Time Keeper
In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

Register for the virtual book club on Eventbrite or contact Erica Andrews at 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or eandrews@caldwellhospice.org. Participants will receive a Zoom link for the book club meetings. Limited to 10 participants. To borrow a copy of the book from the Watauga County Library contact Monica Caruso at 828.264.8784.


Provoking Thoughts Virtual Book Club

The Time Keeper
January 20, 2021
7 to 8 p.m.
via Zoom

Caldwell Hospice Serving the High Country and Watauga County Library partner to offer Provoking Thoughts Virtual Book Club via Zoom on the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8pm. Monica Caruso will facilitate the group.

Beginning October 21, 2020, the group will discuss four of author Mitch Albom's most thought provoking books! 

October 21, 2020—Tuesdays with Morrie
A memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually dies of ALS. The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Best-sellers of 2000.

November 18, 2020—The Five People You Meet in Heaven
A novel by Mitch Albom. It follows the life and death of a man named Eddie who is killed and sent to heaven, where he encounters five people who had a significant impact upon him while he was alive.

December 16, 2020—The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
In this enchanting sequel to the number one best-seller
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

January 20, 2021—The Time Keeper
In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

Register for the virtual book club on Eventbrite or contact Erica Andrews at 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or eandrews@caldwellhospice.org. Participants will receive a Zoom link for the book club meetings. Limited to 10 participants. To borrow a copy of the book from the Watauga County Library contact Monica Caruso at 828.264.8784.