A Caregiver’s Challenge

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

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. (Storyteller)

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. 707- 763-3504 Petaluma, CA 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

Community Network for Appropriate Technologies

Overview 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 and Choices

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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Council on Aging of Sonoma County

Services for Seniors: Case Management Meals on Wheels Information and Referral Senior Dining Rooms Long-term Care Coordination Senior Day Activities Daily Money Management Upcoming Senior Events Friendly Visitors Senior Helper Registry Senior Legal Services Sonoma Valley Respite Lawyer Referral Services Visit Council on Aging of Sonoma County ... Read More

Healthy Sonoma

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

Heartland Hospice

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

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