Caregivers' Circles and Events

  • Learn About Animal Hospice!

    We know he's not up to any more steroid treatments. But what can I do?"

    "I just found out she has cancer. I don't know what to do now and feel so alone."

    "He is slowing down but seems happy...I feel just as tired as he does...is it normal to feel sad?"

    "It seems like she's doing okay for now. I'll look into hospice until the time comes."

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    Lisa Bernardez' Coco in hospice care.

    You aren't alone! Your feelings are normal and we can help you with tools and resources that can address your questions and concerns. Class size is usually small, so you'll get personalized care to help you with your animal friend in home nursing care.

    We'll also discuss:

    -  Resources to find home hospice support that suits your needs.

    -  In partnership with your veterinarian, learn about tools and strategies that can assist in the end-of-life journey. 

    -  Gain insight into the grieving process, which in turn can help you cope with sadness before, during and after your animal companion's transition.

    - Find comfort after your loss in the support from like-minded animal lovers.

    Animal lovers like you seek the same loving care that their human loved ones had through hospice, and animal hospice and palliative care gives them the means to do so. Please begin to prepare now! Though this is a regularly scheduled event, we can be more of "A Help" while your animal is still relatively well.

    Please note that attendance is limited. To ensure your place at the event, please "buy a ticket" with a small donation amount when you obtain a ticket, which allows us to bring the presentation at low cost. You are able to RSVP without a donation - please contact Michelle at michelle@AHELPProject.org to reserve your spot. Last minute planning? Please call to 916-705-9574.

    Your animal companion is welcome; please bring a bed or comfy place for him or her to lay and a blanket if you're concerned about temperature. Consider bringing a photo or a memento for sharing if your animal friend isn't able to come or has already passed away. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be offered.
     
    We meet in the Education Room of Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland. Go through the lobby, turn right down the hallway, and into the door directly ahead. We are looking forward to having you join our AHELP community! 

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 06:30 PM · $1.00 USD
    Learn about Animal Hospice!
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  • Animal Caregivers' Support Circle

    Our Animal Caregiver Support Circle is a monthly recurring event.  

    If you are grieving the loss of a pet either by death or separation, or if you are caregiving an animal companion that is approaching end-of-life or has been recently diagnosed with a life-altering illness, the Caregiver Circle offers a safe environment to share your journey. We welcome you. In order to not disturb others' sharing, we begin promptly at the start time. 

    This is an open group, drop-ins are welcomed. We encourage participants to bring a photo or keepsake of their beloved friend. Suggested donation $5; no one will be turned away.  

    We meet in the Library just off the main Entrance Hall. If the doors are locked, please knock or ring bell.

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    Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 1 rsvp
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  • Animal Caregivers' Support Circle

    Our Animal Caregiver Support Circle is a monthly recurring event.  

    If you are grieving the loss of a pet either by death or separation, or if you are caregiving an animal companion that is approaching end-of-life or has been recently diagnosed with a life-altering illness, the Caregiver Circle offers a safe environment to share your journey. We welcome you. In order to not disturb others' sharing, we begin promptly at the start time. 

    This is an open group, drop-ins are welcomed. We encourage participants to bring a photo or keepsake of their beloved friend. Suggested donation $5; no one will be turned away.  

    We meet in the Library just off the main Entrance Hall. If the doors are locked, please knock or ring bell.

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    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 02:00 PM
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