Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Court competes in food drive

The staff and residents of Wildflower Court, an Eden facility, competed in a food drive for the Gastineau Humane Society to gather food for animals in their care. The Juneau Human Society does a vast amount of work with local agencies to assist and adopt out local strays and homeless animals.

Wildflower Court hosts Alaskan Pioneers during convention

Wildflower Court hosted the Alaskan Pioneers for music and a luncheon during their statewide convention. John D'Armand provided musical background during the luncheon with songs from the past. Staff provided tours and information about Juneau's premier long-term care facility. There was good interaction between the residents and the Pioneers with great music and a lot of laughter. Shown above is John D'Armand playing the baby grand piano.

Val Cummins

Director of Recreational Therapy

Costume party and wig show

Costume Party & Wig Show is raising money for the Cancer Connection travel benefit program for Alaskans fighting cancer. All proceeds will be donated to help the Alaska Travel Program.

Costume Party & Wig Show will take place Saturday Oct. 16, at the Sandbar & Grill. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live entertainment provided by No Drama from 6 to 8 p.m. $10 general admission (under 21 permitted with responsible parent/guardian).

Tickets available at The View Skin Spa and The Sandbar & Grill. For more information call 789-9283 (789-WAVE)

Family law self-help clinic

Alaska Legal Services is presenting a free Family Law Self-Help Clinic on Thursday Oct. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall. The clinic is designed to help individuals with legal issues resulting from divorce, custody, child support and other family-law concerns. For more information, call Tom at 586-6425.

Juneau hospice group presents fall seminar

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau is hosting its first fall seminar, Support Issues in Death and Dying, for volunteers, students, health care providers and families and friends of those experiencing serious illness and loss.

The event will be held Oct. 14, 16, 19, 21, 28, 30 and Nov. 2 and 4 in the CCS Training Room (formerly St. Anns dining room) on Gold Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Admission is free.

The seminar has grown out of widespread community interest in education about end-of-life issues. By making all sessions free and open to the public, HHCJ hopes to train future volunteers, as well as meet the needs of caregivers. Those who attend all sessions may become HHCJ in-home volunteers upon approval by the advisory committee. Health sciences credit is available upon request through the University of Alaska Southeast.

The wide variety of topics will be presented by community experts, many of whom are HHCJ staff and volunteers.

Parking is available on Gold Street in the lot directly across from the training room and in the lot on Sixth Street between Gold and Harris streets. Do not use the HHCJ parking lot or entrance on Harris Street, because the Healing After Loss bereavement group will be using those facilities.

For a detailed list of topics, times and speakers, call Jean Jasmine, HHCJ volunteer coordinator, at 463-6111.

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