From the Skies to the Rodeo Grounds

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  Inspired by all of the rodeo activities, we seized the opportunity to celebrate our patient LaNaeh Petersen – a woman who wore many hats, including a Stetson. LaNaeh’s daughter Stacey Harris, raised by “the smartest person I know”, remembers her childhood fondly. A single mother, LaNaeh taught Stacey by example how to be fearless, never […]

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Between Friends: A Quilt of Valor for a Neighbor

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Recently, Catalina-resident Pattie Abbott presented a very special camo-themed quilt to US Marine Corps veteran Cruz Lemos in honor of his service to our country. When Pattie saw that Cruz, her neighbor and close friend of twenty years, went onto hospice, she decided to give his family more than just her time and attention. Pattie […]

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The Holidays May Trigger A Resurgence of Grief

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Do you know Sarah McLachlan’s lovely, haunting Wintersong (from her album of the same title)? The lyrics speak to her deep feelings around the loss of a loved one (in this case, her mother who died just before Christmas 2002). Listening to her beginning lines, you sense her great sadness, longing, loneliness, yearning and searching […]

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Hope Through the Holidays Workshop on November 17

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The members of the Bereavement Department at Casa de la Luz invite you to attend a free Hope Through the Holidays Workshop on Thursday, November 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Through ritual and discussion, we will explore ways of coping during this especially stressful time of year. Refreshments will be served after the session.  In preparation for […]

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Hope Through the Holidays Workshop

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Casa de la Luz knows that the holiday season is often among the most emotionally challenging times for people who have experienced a major loss in their lives.  Each year, our bereavement department hosts a Hope Through the Holidays workshop to help you during this difficult time of year. We invite you to join us to learn ways […]

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