Events & Happenings

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


Virtual Dementia Tour

The truth is that when dementia strikes, it strikes the whole community, not just the individual. Thanks to the Virtual Dementia Tour, health care professionals, family caregivers, business leaders, first responders and educators are experiencing for themselves the physical and mental challenges facing people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

The Virtual Dementia Tour—a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction—is Your Window into Their World.

*The Virtual Dementia Tour is not appropriate for persons diagnosed with dementia.

Virtual Dementia Tour dates for 2020 will be available soon. Please check back or call 828.754.0101.

Caldwell Hospice is excited to offer the Virtual Dementia Tour to our community. Participants are led through the approximately 45-minute experience in 10-minute intervals and only need to be present for their appointment time. Call today for an appointment! Space is limited. For more information, to register or be placed on the VDT waiting list, call 828.754.0101 or email prc@caldwellhospice.org or 828.754.0101.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Monday, December 30, 2019
6 p.m.
Dunkin' Donuts
219 Wilkesboro Blvd., NE, Lenoir, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Monday, December 30, 2019, at Dunkin' Donuts, 219 Wilkesboro Blvd., NE, Lenoir, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.


Good Grief Meal

January 2, 2020
3 p.m.
Mayflower Seafood
303 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir, NC

Open to all people who are experiencing grief and loss. The meal is dutch treat. This informal event provides an opportunity to share food and fellowship. For more information, please call 828.754.0101 or email ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.


Advance Care Planning Workshops

January 9, 2020
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

January 23, 2020
1:30 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer two Advance Care Planning Workshops at no cost to the community on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Workshops will be held January 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir, and January 23, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. Join retired local attorney Houston Groome in Lenoir and attorney Hugh Wilson in Hudson for either of these inspiring workshops. “Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family,” says Groome. “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.” Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Monday, January 27, 2020
6 p.m.
Krispy Kreme
801 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Monday, January 27, 2020, at Krispy Kreme, 801 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6 p.m.
Bohemia Coffee Shop
5 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Bohemia Coffee Shop, 5 N Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.


Good Grief Meal

February 6, 2020
3 p.m.
AJ's Family Steakhouse
314 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir, NC

Open to all people who are experiencing grief and loss. The meal is dutch treat. This informal event provides an opportunity to share food and fellowship. For more information, please call 828.754.0101 or email ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.


Advance Care Planning Workshops

February 13, 2020
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

February 27, 2020
1:30 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer two Advance Care Planning Workshops at no cost to the community on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Workshops will be held February 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir, and February 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. Join retired local attorney Houston Groome in Lenoir and attorney Hugh Wilson in Hudson for either of these inspiring workshops. “Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family,” says Groome. “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.” Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Monday, February 24, 2020
6 p.m.
Dunkin' Donuts
219 Wilkesboro Blvd., NE, Lenoir, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Monday, February 24, 2020, at Dunkin' Donuts, 219 Wilkesboro Blvd., NE, Lenoir, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6 p.m.
Stick Boy Kitchen
211 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Stick Boy Kitchen, 211 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.


Adult Volunteer Training

March 9 and 11, 2020
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a two-day training session in October for adults who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers in Caldwell and surrounding counties. 

An array of topics will be covered to help prepare attendees to become successful volunteers. Participants will learn about the strong community history and commitment of Caldwell Hospice, the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial issues hospice patients face, and much more from Caldwell Hospice’s staff of end-of-life care experts.

Currently, there is a need for volunteers to provide companionship to patients in the patient’s homes or long-term-care facilities. Other specific needs include volunteers who can provide transportation to doctors’ appointments and shopping excursions for patients, etc., and veterans to visit and make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who are veterans.

Attendance is required at each session and meals will be provided. For more information or to register for the March 2020 adult volunteer training opportunity, contact us at 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or volunteer@caldwellhospice.org. You may also register online at https://www.caldwellhospice.org/give-volunteer.


Advance Care Planning Workshops

March 12, 2020
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

March 26, 2020
1:30 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer two Advance Care Planning Workshops at no cost to the community on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Workshops will be held March 12, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir, and March 26, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. Join retired local attorney Houston Groome in Lenoir and attorney Hugh Wilson in Hudson for either of these inspiring workshops. “Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family,” says Groome. “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.” Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Monday, Monday, March 30, 2020
6 p.m.
Krispy Kreme
801 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Monday, March 30, 2020, at Krispy Kreme, 801 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.


Coffee, Grief, & Hope

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
6 p.m.
Bohemia Coffee Shop
5 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its monthly Coffee, Grief, & Hope at 6pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Bohemia Coffee Shop, 5 N Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. The informal time of coffee and conversation is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one or close friend. Coffee is Dutch treat.  

The Coffee, Grief, & Hope is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of Caldwell Hospice, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, Caldwell Hospice offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. For more information about the upcoming Coffee, Grief, & Hope or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, or visit www.caldwellhospice.org or the Caldwell Hospice In The High Country Facebook page.