Maryann Schacht, MSW, BCD, is an author, speaker, and workshop leader with more than 30 years experience working with families in crisis. Her book titled A Caregiver’s Challenge: Living, Loving, Letting Go offers a road map and survival guide to everyone who is suddenly thrust into a caregiver role. She combines her personal experience caring for her terminally ill husband with her professional expertise in this invaluable resource. A Caregiver’s Challenge offers support, resources, and useful ... Read More
The North Bay Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was founded by committed family members. They offer a wide range of services and support to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their families.
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Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist and hospice social worker Christel Lukoff shares traditional folktales that metaphorically express
many of the feelings and issues encountered in grief. The stories remind us of the healing power of memories and of
ways to find an ongoing relationship with a loved one who has died. Christel’s commentaries deepen and transform our
understanding of grief and remind us how love and loss are interwoven. To order CDs from ... Read More
The Community Network for Appropriate Technologies was incorporated in 1978 as a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. Susan Keller, Executive Director and Principal Planner, founded the Community Network based on principles which she developed and employed in the Midwest while facilitating creation of a nationally prominent library council.
The general focus of our work is the development of cooperative working relationships within individual ... Read More
Compassion & Choices is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. They provide free client services to the terminally ill and do legal advocacy through the courts and legislatures. They inform and educate the public through the media and other outreach programs.
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Services for Seniors:
Meals on Wheels
Information and Referral
Senior Dining Rooms
Long-term Care Coordination
Senior Day Activities
Daily Money Management
Upcoming Senior Events
Senior Helper Registry
Senior Legal Services
Sonoma Valley Respite
Lawyer Referral Services
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The Nature of Life includes the Eventual Miracle of Death, a rite of passage that deserves dignity and loving care.
Imagine. . .
creating your own home or family-run funeral.
Final Passages is dedicated to a compassionate and dignified alternative to current funeral practices.
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Healthy Sonoma is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Sonoma County, and healthy communities in general. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues, identify improvements, and collaborate for positive change.
Get started on Healthy Sonoma! Compare Sonoma's health with other California communities, the nation, and Health Action targets with more than 100 indicators. Learn about promising practices on a ... Read More
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide specialized care that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity. Our staff is actively involved in all aspects of the patient’s care. We collaborate with the patient, family, attending physician, and facility staff (if patient is ... Read More
Hospice By The Bay, formerly known as Hospice of Marin, is an independent, Medicare and Medi-Cal certified not-for-profit healthcare provider diligently attending to essential physical, spiritual and psychological needs of adults and children who are coping with various stages of progressive and incurable illness in Marin and Sonoma counties.
For nearly three decades, Hospice By The Bay’s goal has been to help terminally ill patients and their loved ones make the most of every remaining moment ... Read More