Events & Happenings

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


Advance Care Planning Workshop

August 13, 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 Thursdays of each month. The next workshops will be held August 13, 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.


Learn at Lunch 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

Learn at Lunch will be offered from noon to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, October 7, at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center at the Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. 

Learn at Lunch is held quarterly to help grieving people throughout the community understand grief and loss, ask questions and find healing through their grief journey. Lunch may be purchased for $5 on site or bring your own. For more information or to register, call 828.754.0101 or email ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.


Crafting Your Way Through Grief

Wednesdays, October 7 to 28, 2020
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services
1002 Ashe Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC

Wednesdays, October 7 to 28, 2020
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Watauga Project on Aging
132 Poplar Poplar Grove Connector #A, Boone, NC

A four-week support group that provides an opportunity for creative expression and healing. A new craft will be created at each meeting with crafting materials supplied by Ashewood Grief and Counseling at no cost to participants. Education is provided at each session about the grief process and services available. For more information, or to enroll in either of these limited space groups, please RSVP to 828.754.0101 or ashewood@caldwellhospice.org. Pre-registration is required.


Adult Volunteer Training

October 19 & 21, 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. 

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 October 2020 adult volunteer training opportunity, contact us at 828.754.0101 or volunteer@caldwellhospice.org. You may also register online at https://www.caldwellhospice.org/give-volunteer.


Coping with the Holidays

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
High Country location to be determined.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services
1002 Ashe Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss. Caldwell Hospice staff will lead a discussion of ways to plan holiday events, remember the missing loved ones, avoid additional stress, and care for yourself during a festive but difficult time. For more information, or to enroll in either of these limited space groups, please RSVP to 828.754.0101 or ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.


Learn at Lunch 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

Learn at Lunch will be offered from noon to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, December 2, at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center at the Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. 

Learn at Lunch is held quarterly to help grieving people throughout the community understand grief and loss, ask questions and find healing through their grief journey. Lunch may be purchased for $5 on site or bring your own. For more information or to register, call 828.754.0101 or email ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.


Coping with the Holidays

Thursday, December 3, 2020
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services
1002 Ashe Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services
1002 Ashe Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss. Caldwell Hospice staff will lead a discussion of ways to plan holiday events, remember the missing loved ones, avoid additional stress, and care for yourself during a festive but difficult time. For more information, or to enroll in either of these limited space groups, please RSVP to 828.754.0101 or ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.