Our Mission: To care for anyone experiencing the impact 
of a life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one.
Summer is a special time for children. However, the magic of the season may be lost on a child who has been devastated by the death of a loved one. Months that would have otherwise been filled with trips to the pool or time with friends could instead be spent fluctuating between feelings of isolation, anger and guilt. Children grieve differently than adults and their journey in healing requires a different approach. Untended grief can increase depression and anxiety symptoms.

I'm proud of the work our Children & Family Services staff and volunteers have done with kids going through these difficult times. The goal of our programs are to normalize their feelings, let them know they are heard and cared for, and to assist them on their journey to live healthy and happy lives.  Seeing the smiles slowly return to these young faces is one of the greatest joys we experience. 
Be well,
David Selberg, CEO

Eric Bowers Appointed to HSB Board of Directors
We're proud to introduce our new Board of Directors Chairman, Eric Bowers, who brings years of experience in the law field.
Eric is a Senior Legal Counsel for Sonos, Inc., where he assists all departments with their corporate and commercial contract needs, with a particular emphasis on Marketing, Sales and the Americas region. Based in Santa Barbara, Sonos develops a smart system of HiFi wireless speakers and audio components.
Eric previously served as an Associate Attorney at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, where he practiced Business and Securities law with a focus on venture capital financing. In addition to serving on the HSB Board of Directors, he is acting Secretary and Counsel for Unite to Light.

Eric earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2008 from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Molecular and Cell Biology in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley.   
"I look forward to furthering the unique and critical mission of Hospice of Santa Barbara to care for anyone experiencing the impact of life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one," said Eric.

Fall 2016 Volunteer Training
Interested in providing emotional, social and practical support to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families? Volunteer with the Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Patient Care Volunteers play a vital part of the Hospice of Santa Barbara Team as they provide companionship, respite care, transportation, household help and other support services to patients and clients.
Those interested in volunteering must attend the training series, which will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays starting Sept. 28.

Application deadline is Sept. 15. Seating is limited.
Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 2 
Time:  12 pm - 3 pm
Location: Hospice of Santa Barbara 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite #100, Santa Barbara 93103
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org or contact Nicole Romasanta, Director of Volunteer Services, at (805) 563-8820.
Advance Care Planning Community Workshop at HSB

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well in partnership with HSB volunteers will host a free community workshop at Hospice of Santa Barbara Aug. 18 to help facilitate important conversations about end-of-life wishes. Trained professionals and volunteer staff will be on hand to support community members in completing ad vance health care directives. 
Having an up-to-date advanced care directive is one of the best ways to insure end of life wishes are honored, such as under what circumstances would you wish to have life support or be resuscitated. People over the age of 18 are advised to develop an advanced care directive and u pdate them periodically up dated, as situations, beliefs and wishes change over time.
Completing your Advanced Care Directive is also a gift to your loved ones. It will be some comfort for them to know clearly what your wishes are if you cannot tell them at a critical time.
Notary services are available upon request.
Date: Thursday, August 18. Workshops every 3rd Thursday each month.
Time:  4-6 pm
Location: Hospice of Santa Barbara  2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite #100, Santa Barbara 93103
Support Groups
Healing the Loss of an Adult Child
Tuesday Afternoons

Survivors of Suicide
1st and Third Thursday evenings of the month 
Widow/Widowers Support Group  
2nd, 4th Mon (Evening)
1st, 3rd Thurs (Daytime)
Healing the Loss of a Loved One   
2nd, 4th Mon (Evening)
1st, 3rd Thurs (Day)
Tuesday Evenings (2nd and 4th)

Ongoing Support Groups
Thank you for all that you do to support our work!

It is a remarkable privilege to witness the difference we make for those we serve on a daily basis. It is only through your generosity that we can accomplish all that we do and will do in the future.

Tonight: End of Life Option Act
The Alliance for Living and Dying Well will host a free presentation "Understanding the California End of Life Option Act: What it is and isn't?" to educate the community on this important legislation that took effect June 9. Suggested $10 donation to RSVP.

6:30 - 8 pm Tuesday Aug. 2

Faulkner Gallery, Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
Department Spotlight: Children & Family Services
One in five children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. We know life threatening illness, deat h and grief are part of the life's journey, but, for many this journey can be paralyzing and overwhelming if not dealt with through professional intervention.

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Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra
Ste. 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone: (805) 563-8820
Fax: (805) 563-8821

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Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara coming September 7
Each year, Hospice of Santa Barbara honors the outstanding community volunteers and supporters who play a vital role in its mission to provide care for anyone experiencing the impact of life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one. We will hold the fourth annual Heroes of Hospice luncheon on Sept. 7 to recognize incredible individuals who have demonstrated compassionate dedication to the service of HSB's clients.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Fess Parker. The highlight of the event is the celebration of our Heroes of Hospice. In 2016, we will present our Partnership Award to Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home (DASH), Legacy Award to Dana Vandermey and Volunteer Award to Joe Jowell, Muriel Ross and Ann Smithcors .
Visit the HSB website for more about attending.