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A night at the cabaret!

Life is a cabaret! Enjoy a hilarious evening of laughs, songs, dinner, and dancing at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club on Saturday, April 29. Get your tickets now!

Event Series *VIRTUAL* Parent Loss Support Group

*VIRTUAL* Parent Loss Support Group

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Whether you had a close relationship or were experiencing challenges with your parent(s), their death may be a significant transition. This free *virtual* eight-week support group (Fridays, April 1 - May 20, 12-1:30pm) offers a safe, supportive place to share your thoughts and feelings with others who have experienced a similar loss. This group is […]

Dane Potter Memorial Bike Ride for Brain Cancer Awareness

In memory of Dane, we'll ride a scenic 35-mile route along Monterey's 17-Mile Drive to raise awareness of and funds for brain cancer research and hospice care. Ride map on Strava: https://tinyurl.com/RideforDane The ride is self-supported. 9am start (and snacks) California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery in front of the administration building 2900 Parker Flats Cut […]

*VIRTUAL* Drop-in Support Group – 1st/3rd/5th Saturday Mornings

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This biweekly *virtual* drop-in Bereavement Support Group is offered by video/phone, free of charge. This group is open to family members of Mission Hospice patients, and to all bereaved individuals living in Mission Hospice’s geographical service area.  Please contact Christine Kovach, LCSW by email for more information.

*VIRTUAL* Season of Remembrance: Community Memorial Service

In this season of remembrance, we remember our mothers, all those on Memorial Day who have given up their lives for our country, our fathers, and all those lost to COVID. This ceremony is planned to give space for your grief and to honor your loved ones who have died. The ceremony will include readings, […]

*VIRTUAL* Caregivers Caring for Themselves – A panel discussion

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Caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding and exhausting. Additionally, COVID-19 has resulted in many caregivers caring for someone at home, without their pre-pandemic support networks. Whether you are taking […]

Event Series *VIRTUAL* Death Café

*VIRTUAL* Death Café

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely open and safe space to share your experiences, feelings, thoughts, and ideas on any topic related to death and dying. There is no set agenda. […]

*VIRTUAL* Suicide Loss Support Group

This free *virtual* biweekly support group (1st and 3rd Thursday evenings) is for adults grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. This group is open to family members of Mission Hospice patients, and to all bereaved individuals living in Mission Hospice’s geographical service area. Please contact Christine Kovach, LCSW by email for more […]

*VIRTUAL* Movies@Mission Hospice: Prognosis – Notes on Living

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Grab your popcorn and beverage of choice and join us for a screening of the documentary PROGNOSIS – notes on living! Stick around after the screening for a film discussion. In perhaps her bravest act as a filmmaker, Oscar-winning San Francisco documentarian, LGBTQ+ activist, and Frameline Award recipient Debra Chasnoff (It’s Elementary) responded to her […]

That’s Amore!

Peninsula Italian American Social Club 100 N. B Street, San Mateo, CA

We’re going live with a tribute to the King of Cool himself! Ticket sales are now closed, but you may add yourself to the waitlist by calling Cathy McDermott at […]

Event Series *VIRTUAL* Death Café

*VIRTUAL* Death Café

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

*VIRTUAL* Death over Drafts with Hospice Nurse Gabby Jimenez

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Join this interactive & informal community, hosted by Reimagine, to spark compassion, curiosity, & connection with special guest: Gabrielle Jimenez, LVN, CHPLN. Gather for inspired conversation & support around end […]

*VIRTUAL* Game Night: The Death Deck

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Come play the card game that lets you explore the “taboo” topic we’re often afraid to discuss. The Death Deck’s cards are filled with a sense of humor to ease […]

Event Series Healing Touch Level 2 Training

Healing Touch Level 2 Training

Mission Hospice Peninsula Office 66 Bovet Rd., San Mateo, CA

  Healing Touch is a gentle, complementary energy-based approach to health and healing. Training in this evidence-based practice can be useful for all professional and family caregivers. This two-day Level […]

Drumming circle for grief

A drumming circle invites us to find wholeness in our grief journey through a creative, musical experience. Grief lives in the body, and drumming can release stress, offering a healing […]

*VIRTUAL* Movies @Mission: Speaking Grief

Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them. There […]

*VIRTUAL* Breathwork Workshop for Self-Soothing

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Breathwork is a powerful tool for releasing feelings of grief, sorrow, stress, depression, and anxiety, strengthening the lungs, and connecting with a deep sense of peace. Let’s give our lungs […]

*VIRTUAL* Death Cafe

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

Mission Hospice Auxiliary Fall Gala

Crowne Plaza Foster City 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA

We are thrilled to return to an in-person event this year! Our annual fall gala will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City on Saturday, October 22, 2022. […]

*VIRTUAL* Senior Care and Life Planning Virtual Seminar

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You have the right to make decisions about your care, but making a plan can be complicated. A plan allows you to take charge of the kind of care you want. The […]

“Smiles from Heaven” Comedy Showcase Benefit

Manor Houe, Twin Pines Park 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA

Tut’n Comedy presents “Smiles from Heaven” Comedy Showcase to benefit Mission House Manor House, Twin Pines Park, Belmont Saturday, November 5, 2-4pm   

$30

*VIRTUAL* New to Grief workshop

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When someone experiences a loss, their grief can overwhelm them with strong and conflicting emotions. Some may feel drowned in sorrow, while others feel numb and removed from daily life. Grief can make it difficult to carry on with day-to-day tasks or relate to others. While many think of grief only over the death of […]

Event Series Healing Touch Level 3 Training

Healing Touch Level 3 Training

Mission Hospice Peninsula Office 66 Bovet Rd., San Mateo, CA

  Healing Touch is a gentle, complementary energy-based approach to health and healing. Training in this evidence-based practice can be useful for all professional and family caregivers. This two-day Level 3 training (November 12-13) is one of our ongoing offerings. Tuition is $497, sliding scale; 16 CEUs available. To register or for more information, contact […]

*VIRTUAL* Death Cafe

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

Giving Tuesday

Every day, Mission Hospice helps people think about what matters most to them. Our personalized care and support, tailored to patients’ needs and wishes, enable families to make the most […]

SoulCollage for the Grieving Heart, with guest facilitator Robin Modlin

Mission Hospice Peninsula Office 66 Bovet Rd., San Mateo, CA

Robin Modlin, MA is an artist, SoulCollage® facilitator and creator of participatory healing arts projects. She was awarded the 2004 Society for the Arts in Healthcare Blair Sadler award for […]

Worldwide Candle Lighting

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 301 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA

Come together for an uplifting community memorial celebration. We invite you to join us -- come alone or bring a friend or family member. Registration encouraged, but not required. All […]

*VIRTUAL* Death Cafe in partnership with BACC

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

*VIRTUAL* Death Cafe

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

*VIRTUAL* Movies @Mission: Living with Dying

What does it feel like to discover you have a life-limiting diagnosis? How do you care for someone you love who is dying and how do you make the right […]

44th Anniversary Celebration

Peninsula Golf & Country Club 701 Madera Drive, San Mateo, CA

Tickets are on sale now for our 44th anniversary celebration, where we honor the volunteers, donors, staff, and community partners of Mission Hospice & Home Care. Sunday, January 29, 2-5pm […]

New Volunteer Information Meeting

Mission Hospice Peninsula Office 66 Bovet Rd., San Mateo, CA

Interested in volunteering with our patients? Here’s your chance to find out more and sign up for our February and March 2023 training. Please contact Volunteer Services Director Craig Schroeder […]

New Volunteer Information Meeting

Mission Hospice Peninsula Office 66 Bovet Rd., San Mateo, CA

Interested in volunteering with our patients? Here’s your chance to find out more and sign up for our February and March 2023 training. Please contact Volunteer Services Director Craig Schroeder […]

*VIRTUAL* Death Cafe

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

An Intro to Palliative & Hospice Care

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Hospice has been part of the medical system in the US since the mid 1970s, yet there is still so much misinformation and misunderstanding about palliative and hospice care and […]

Author Talk: The Forensic

Julia Beylard Hall, Episcopal Church of St. Matthew, San Mateo 1 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA

Local resident Paul Regan will be at St. Matthew’s on March 1 to discuss his memoir, The Forensic. All proceeds benefit Mission Hospice and Samaritan House – come join us […]

¡Tome Cargo! Planificacion del Cuidado en Avance

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¡Tome Cargo! Obtenga la atención médica que desea en función de lo que más importa. Este seminario web analiza cómo hablar sobre sus deseos de atención con las personas importantes […]

*VIRTUAL* Death Cafe

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At a Death Café, anyone can participate! We gather in a virtual environment, to openly and tenderly talk about death and dying. The conversation is facilitated and is a completely […]

Life is a Cabaret

The Mission Hospice Auxiliary invites you to a night of comedy and cabaret on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Don’t miss this hilarious evening of laughs, songs, dinner, and dancing at […]

$125

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