Caregivers' Circles and Events

  • Soup, Sharing, and Holiday Caring

    You're invited to a holiday pet-loving party and sharing circle brought to you by AHELP Project and Carus Coaching.
    Why you should come, despite this hustle-bustle time...
    - Your mood can be elevated by celebrating happy holiday memories over the years.
    - In the company of new and familiar friends, share mixed feelings from the past and the present.
    - Enjoy a potluck featuring homemade soups, sides and sweet treats for you, and cookies for dogs and cats.
    What you can expect...
    6:30-7:45: potluck, visiting, and candle craft (see below)
    7:45-8:00: break, cleanup, assemble for circle
    8:00-9:00: sharing circle
    - farewells -
    9:00-9:30: extra time to complete craft if needed; clean up (AHELPer volunteers.)
    Optional: Remembrance Candle
    Prepurchase a ticket for a 3" flameless pillar candle, and other supplies and instruction are included.
    Bring a small printed picture of your pet or other meaningful images. No images? No worries! We will also have magazines to cut and use instead or in addition to what you bring. 
    Purchasing a $5 "ticket" ensures we will have supplies for you. You may also choose to wait; purchasing a candle at the event will be $8. Please, no outside candles due to technical issues with other types of candles.
    If you choose to participate, please arrive promptly so you'll have time to decorate your candle and eat your dinner.
    If you don't want to participate in this craft, don't worry about the ticket and just RSVP. Bring a friend! Pet-friendly.
    Please contact Daryl Anne at if you'd like to contribute to the potluck. Side dishes, salads, bread, and beverages are welcomed but not necessary.
    This event replaces our regularly-scheduled Kirkland Animal Caregiver Support Circle on 4th Wednesdays. We'll next meet on January 24 in our typical format, featuring "Learn about Animal Hospice' informational talk. 
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 06:30 PM · $5.00 USD · 2 rsvps
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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.



    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 02:00 PM
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