February 14, 2018, Hospice Day at the Capital/Heart of Hospice Awards in Jefferson City

February 14 Loss, Change, and Grief Across the Adult Life Cycle

This workshop is designed to increase knowledge about the process and impact of change and loss on clients’ lives throughout their lifetime. The focus will include exploration of adult life stages as well as identification of stage-related changes, losses, and coping skills. This presentation will include grief responses resulting from material loss, relationship loss, functional loss, role loss, intrapsychic loss, and the dying process. Resources and therapeutic tools will be provided.  The presenter is Beth S. Barrett, MSW, LCSW, CT.

February 14 STL Death Cafe

Death Cafes are opportunities for any person to come to a location, talk about death with a group of other community members and enjoy a cup of coffee. The Willow Foundation is proud to partner with STL Death Cafe to promote dialogue on death and dying in the St. Louis area. Tracy Gomillion, MSW facilitates a monthly event at Cafe Ventana in the Central West End. Click here for more information.

February 18, Relax & Receive

Give yourself or someone you love the gift of relaxation and inner peace. This Sunday, February 18th Amy Camie presents a very special solo harp experience that will calm your mind, relax your body, and gently touch your soul. "Relax & Receive" is a safe, sacred space to breathe deeply, trust your inner wisdom, and listen within the fullness of each moment. Register here.

February 28, Developmental Considerations for Kids Who Grieve a Death

This program will include a brief overview of the history of Annie’s Hope, the organization’s approach to grief support, and programs for kids who grieve a death.  Special consideration will be given to age and development considerations for kids and teens who grieve a death.  Finally, this program will include ways to support a grieving child or teen, including age-appropriate language, school considerations, and group or one-on-one counseling activities.  The presenter is Nicole Rhodes, LCSW.


April 16, 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning.

Workshop dates for 2018:  January 16, April 17, May 5, August 21, October 16.

2018 Midwest Regional Conference On Palliative and End of Life Care, October 7-9, Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel and Casino

2018 Caregiver Classes

These classes are designed to support family and friends who provide care at home for loved ones coping with serious health challenges.  There are different topics addressed to educate on how to help with care and to prepare for future/end-of-life needs.  An interested participant can attend one class, any or all classes. Click here for the website.