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December 11 2019 - Harmony at State College - Jingle & Mingle

Harmony of State College is hosting the Geriatric Interest Network for an evening of Festive Fare and Live Music.  
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 9 2019

As we continue with our theme of “It’s a Wonderful Life!” I have people in my life who I want to learn the lesson of how they’ve mattered; you probably do too. Why not tell them by finishing this s...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 9, 2019

December 8 2019 - Compassionate Friends - Worldwide Candle Lighting

Join the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, December 8. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, family and friends around the globe will honor the memories of the sons, ...
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Sunday, December 8, 2019

December 2 2019

This month our theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life!” One of my all-time favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life! When I was a child, it was shown multiple times each holiday season and every time Zuzu...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 2, 2019

2019 - Dec - Gazette - It's a Wonderful Life

  It's a Wonderful Life One of my all-time favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life! When I was a child, it was shown multiple times each holiday season and every time Zuzu said, “Look, Dadd...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, November 28, 2019

2019 - Nov - CDT - Helping Hands - Family Traditions

Family Traditions Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because for me it is “Christmas without the hype.” I love the focus on gratitude. I love family gathering around the dinner table. And I love ...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

December 19 2019 - Surviving the Holidays Following a Loss

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who have lost a loved one. Anyone who needs support to navigate the upcoming holidays is welcome to attend this complimentary presentation. A light me...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, November 25, 2019

Previous Posts

November 25 2019

Not only is it important to learn to listen to grievers and others, it is important to learn to listen to ourselves. I appreciate these words from Philip Cousineau: “Ask yourself what is absurd in...

November 18 2019

After I sit and listen to stories of deceased loved ones’ lives, many family members tell me how cathartic the time was. The same sentiment is often shared after personalized and meaningful ceremon...

December 3 2019 - National Day of Giving - Giving Tuesday

We encourage you to join this global generosity movement to transform our community and the world!  Visit Giving Tuesday.   

November 11 2019

Learning to Listen takes practice. In casual conversation, we listen while also thinking about what we’ll say next. Deep listening means our focus is solely on the speaker. We allow them to say wha...

November 29 2019 - National Day of Listening

We encourage you to share stories with your loved ones on this National Day of Listening.  Visit the Story Corps website to learn more.    

December 2 2019 - Monday's Moments Gatherings

It's a Wonderful Life When we’re mourning the loss of a loved one, this time of year can be challenging. Gratitude can help. At this gathering, we’ll discuss how to include more gratitude and othe...

November 4 2019

This month our theme is “Learn to Listen.” We listen to others all day. But do we really listen or do we just hear? In my work as a spiritual director, celebrant and end-of-life doula, listening is...