Offerings in the Works.....

Building on the enthusiasm and suggestions generated by the March 2017 weekend,the planning team is working on these new offerings.

  • An All-Island Event:  Unraveling the Mystery of Palliative Care
  • A Grief Circle for individuals who have lost their animal companions
  • Death and Grief Literature: a series of facilitated gatherings to discuss thought-provoking books
  • Writing Ethical Wills and Legacy Letters: a workshop

Check our events page for information . . .

Growing Our Team

On Friday July 28 Carol Spangler, Jeri Jo Carstairs and Wendy Noble led a day long facilitators training for 8 participants.  Members were trained in ways to engage people in the conversation about dying, the importance of having an advanced care directive as well as a healthcare proxy for when you are unable to speak your wishes.

Everyone agreed it was a very fulfilling day, and that it was an important step in growing our outreach on Vashon. With this new group, we now have 17 trained facilitators who are available to work with groups of islanders, as well as individuals. Contact

L-R:  Sheila Eckman, Jeri Jo Carstairs, Beth White, Susan Pitiger, Carol Spangler, Donna Klemka, Catherine Henderson, Barbara Huffman, Jane Neubauer.  Missing:  Kathryn Crawford.