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3888 Pacific Avenue • Stockton, California 95204-1953 • 24-hr. main-line: (209) 957-3888 • fax: (209) 957-3986 3888 Pacific Avenue Stockton, California 95204-1953

Hospice of San Joaquin Celebrates

Board of Directors Officers:

Edward G. Schroeder, President; President & CEO, O ‘ Connor Woods G a y l e R i l e y, R N , Vice President; Nurse, Healthcare Administrator Chris Mccaffrey, Treasurer; Vice President-Morgan Stanley Chris Olin, Secretary; Community Volunteer




Permit Nº557 Stockton, CA

Our Mission

The mission of Hospice of San Joaquin, a notfor-profit organization, is to provide comprehensive medical and compassionate care, counseling and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with health care providers and the public in promoting quality end-oflife care.

ospice of San Joaquin invites the community to celebrate 30-years of hospice services in San Joaquin County. “The agency was established by our local leaders and it continues to be the local provider and leader in hospice services.” affirmed Stephen Guasco, Executive Director, Hospice of San Joaquin. Recognition of the 30th Anniversary serves as a means of educating communities across San Joaquin County about choices in care available when cure is no longer an option. Most importantly the anniversary recognizes the very special care that Hospice of San Joaquin’s professionals and volunteers offer to the local communities who are coping with life’s most challenging transitions. “We encourage everyone to celebrate life by learning about the benefits of hospice care and how these benefits affirm life when cure is not an option,” recommended Guasco. The three decades of Hospice of San Joaquin’s history mirrors the National development of hospice services. In late 1979, when San Joaquin County’s community initiated conversations on the development of Hospice of San Joaquin, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) initiated demonstration programs at 26 hospices across the country to assess the cost effectiveness of hospice care and to help determine what a hospice is and what it should provide. Today, Hospice of San Joaquin is considered one of the models for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to care, providing expert medical care, pain management, and symptom control, as well as emotional, psychological, and spiritual support. The patient and family are considered

one unit of care. “National and International groups utilize Hospice of San Joaquin quality indicators as the benchmark against which their organizations’ quality is measured,” explained Guasco. During the 30th Anniversary, Hospice of San Joaquin suggests we all consider end of life simply because death is a part of life. “Everyone should develop a plan of care in case of serious illness,” noted Audrey Wuerl, RN, Education Coordinator. “Most importantly we encourage everyone to have conversations with their families and their physician about what quality of life means to them, and what care they wish to receive when faced with life-limiting illness.” Hospice care focuses on quality of life when cure is no longer an option; in most cases care is provided in the person’s home. Through practical day-to-day support from the team, the person can live comfortably and enjoy being at home with family and friends. Hospice care may also be provided in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, as well as Hospice of San Joaquin’s Hospice House. Services are available to persons of any age, religion, race, or terminal illness; and are covered under Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. (above) Barbara Tognoli, former Executive Director dedicates the 4th Hospice of San Joaquin location in 1995 on Hammer Lane and Lorraine Street, Stockton, CA. Hospice House the only campus offering a home for hospice patients in San Joaquin, is located at the present Hospice of San Joaquin’s location on Pacific Avenue in Stockton.

A nonprofit agency serving the community since 1980 Hospice is governed by a community Board of Directors and is recognized as a 501(c) (3) organization. Hospice of San Joaquin is licensed by the State of California as a Hospice Agency and is certified by the Centers for MediCare and MediCal Services to provide the Hospice Medicare/ Medi-Cal Benefit. The Joint Commission has accredited Hospice of San Joaquin. For more information or referral, call (209) 9573888.

Quality You Can Trust Joint Commission Accredited

Transitions: A New Community Service Program


hen you or someone you love has advancing chronic or life limiting illness, your life is affected in countless ways; daily routines may be changed, caregiving responsibilities taxing and medical information confusing. Transitions cares, and is there to help when you need it most…. Transitions is a community service program whose main goal is to help individuals and their families cope with the problems that accompany life limiting or advancing chronic illness. It is designed to improve participant and families’ quality of life through palliative disease education, emotional support- encouragement and community resource information as needed. Education

and support is provided via telephone communication or occasional visits to individuals in their homes or facilities. No hands on medical care is provided. Palliative care as defined by the World Health Organization “is an approach to care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life limiting illness through the prevention and relief of suffering…” Pam Byrne, Ph.D., RN, Transitions Program Coordinator reports expert staff can help participants and their families by providing; 1. Palliative disease education helps participants understand the disease process throughout all phases of illness or

decline. 2. Symptom relief solutions which facilitate comfort, control and choice. 3. Assistance with the development of a realistic effective health plan and care options at each stage of disease processencourages successful decision making. 4. Emotional support or encouragement helps to decrease stress; minimize fears or feeling of aloneness; and increases coping and peace of mind. 5. Community resource information to assist with financial or practical home care concerns as needed. Transitions Program is sponsored by Hospice of San Joaquin funded through gifts

and donations and is free of charge to participants.

Who qualifies for Transitions?

• Residents of San Joaquin County and neighboring communities • Individuals diagnosed with advancing chronic or life limiting illness. • Individuals who are pursuing curative or palliative care • Individuals who are not ready for hospice care • Individuals who are at least 18 years of age.

How to enroll in Transitions?

A referral may be initiated by individuals, care givers, medical personnel or a facility. Physician and participant approval is required.

Members: Diane Park; Fund D e v e l o p m e n t Consultant Gary Giannini; Principal at Schwartz Giannini Jack Gilliland, MD Retired Jacqueline Bagatta, RN; Deputy Director – San Joaquin General Hospital Margo Kozina; Teacher, St. Mary‘ s High School Peter G. Gormsen, C.P.A.; Degreogori, Gormsen, Ringer, Inc. P h y l l i s B e r g e r, E s q . ; Professor, Humphreys College School Of Law Scott Beattie; Partner/ Lawyer At Calone Law Group Steve Larson; Grants Officer Port Of Stockton Stephen Guasco; Executive Director and Member of the Board

Support Personnel

Robert T. Browne, M.D.; Medical Director James Saffier, M.D.; Staff Physician Mobin Ghavami, M.D.; Staff Physician Gail E. Wigley , RN; Director, Clinical Services Jo Paganini, MSW; Director, Social Services Becky Burnett, RN; Hospice House Manager Pam Byrne, Ph.D., RN; Transitions Program Coordinator Audrey Wuerl, RN, BSN; Education Coordinator Steve Parsons; Director Operations / Finance Patty A. Rieber; Human Resource Manager Leo Ronquillo; Information Systems Manager Gene Acevedo, MBA; Director, Community Outreach and Public Relations Barbara A. Pombo, MBA; Director, Development Carolyn Gomes; Annual Gifts & Events Coordinator Carrie Lane, M. DIV.; B e r e a v e m e n t Coordinator Becky Freeman; Volunteer Coordinator Jim R. Russow, M. DIV., D MIN.; Chaplain

Message from the Executive Director Towards the end of 1979, community members concerned about the needs patients confront when cure is no longer an option came together laying down the foundation for a hospice agency in San Joaquin. By August 10, 1980, a proposal was published establishing Hospice of San Joaquin — the first agency providing hospice services in the County. Embedded in the proposal is the following: “Hospice affirms life! Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease. Hospice encourages the dying person and their families to live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process. Hospice is designed to improve the quality of life during its final stages and make it possible for the dying person to die in peace in familiar and comfortable surroundings.” Three months later, on November 5, 1980, Hospice of San Joaquin became incorporated as a not-for-profit agency. Thirty years have passed since that proposal was written and today we celebrate the fact that Hospice of San Joaquin continues “to affirm life!” A month into my new position as Hospice of San Joaquin’s Executive Director, I was fortunate to witness how our professional team members continue to affirm our patients’ life. Upon the arrival of a patient during admission to Hospice House two staff members were waiting for an ambulance as it transported the fragile patient. As I watched, the ambulance arrived. The family joined their loved one by following the ambulance. As they parked one of the staff members immediately attended to the patient’s needs and assisted in ensuring the transition to Hospice House was comfortable. Simultaneously, the patient’s wife exited from the family’s car. She was visibly frightened, lost and confused yet, at the same time, trying to be brave. Understanding the family’s needs, our other House staff member went directly to the wife and embraced her saying, “He is in good hands. All of his needs will be met. Your job is to enjoy your time with him.” That simple action alleviated the wife’s anxiety, it serves as a testament that Hospice of San Joaquin continues to affirm life — as it has done for the last 30 years. Sincerely

Stephen Guasco, Executive Director Hospice of San Joaquin


Helping Teens Cope with Grief and Loss Saturday Nov. 20, 2010

2:30 – 5:00 pm

An afternoon for highschool aged teens who have lost a loved one. Time will be spent getting to know other participants, talking about what grief is, and doing some activities that will help teens to cope as the holiday season approaches.

Phone: 209-957-3888

Hospice Awareness is a quarterly newsletter published by Hospice of San Joaquin Located at 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204 * (209) 957-3888. Gene Acevedo, Director of Community Outreach: Editor Barbara Pombo, Director of Development: Co-Editor Hospice Staff: Article Contributions Roberto Radrigán, G. D., GráficaDesign: Design & Layout Comments, questions, sponsorship opportunities or if you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please contact our office at (209) 957-3888

VOLUNTEERS Special Memories

As we acknowledge and celebrate our 30 year anniversary at Hospice of San Joaquin, it seems fitting to talk with some volunteers who have been an integral part of the Hospice team for many years. These dedicated helpers have offered endless hours of volunteer time in a myriad of roles.

Lockey Kjelson was part of this organization’s first volunteer training class and remains active still. Lockey states that over the years there have been many changes, but the philosophy remains the same: helping terminally ill patients remain in the comfort of their home and for us to support them in achieveing maximum freedom from physical and emotional pain. One of Lockey’s favorite quotes comes from the founder of Modern Day Hospice, Dr. Cicely Saunders, “You matter because you are you…you matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”

With a background in Music Therapy, she was often able to relate to her assigned patients on a creative level. Lockey relates that her first patient was a saxophone player in a band for 30-years. He was in St. Joseph’s Hospital for a spinal tap, was returned to his room and placed in bed on his stomach, unable to move for a couple hours. Lockey got on the floor, at his head, with an autoharp and they sang for a couple hours. At one point the patient asked her, “Did you ever sing lying on your stomach?” Another patient, who had been a professional jazz musician, and had played with many jazz greats, enjoyed talking about his music experiences. He shared with Lockey photo albums of his life. During one of her visits visit, he asked her to bring her guitar so they could play some “funky” music together. On the next visit they played for about an hour and the patient said he forgot his pain while playing. Lockey shares she has learned something special from each patient. “Patients have lessons to teach and I remain grateful for this learning process.”

Jackie Chappuis has been a Hospice volunteer for over 20 years, taking on various clerical tasks throughout the years. Currently she works on the vehicle donation program, helps with deposits and a multitude of other duties. Jackie’s memories over the years include many different locations. Her experience with Hospice of San Joaquin transitioned from Park Street, to the Hammer Lane building, and now at to the current beautiful campus on Pacific Ave. She recalls how small the Park Street building was, with the upstairs bathroom doubling as a filing room. Today, Jackie can be found working diligently at the Hospice of San Joaquin Administrative building every Wednesday.

Frank Carrillo has been an active volunteer since 1995, and stands out as the “go to” man. Frank has always enjoyed representing Hospice out in the community and participating at health fairs, Tree of Lights, Truckin’ for Hospice and Christmas

caroling. Frank has always been available to deliver balloons to a patient for their birthday or pick up and deliver a prescription to the home of a patient. He says his fondest memories are of meeting the patients and their families, and being invited into their homes. “They always have a smile and are so appreciative.” Frank laughed as he remembered the old building on Hammer Lane. “There was a large basement where everything was stored. “When someone needed something from storage, they would ask me to go down and find it,” Frank reminisced about his community service with Hospice of San Joaquin. These are just a few of our over one hundred volunteers who have given so much over the past 30 years. It is truly a joy working among these generous, giving people – for they are the ones who have shaped and defined Hospice of San Joaquin and remain ready to fill any need that may arrive.

What helps grieving children?? *sharing their story *talking about feelings *learning ways to cope *knowing/being reassured that it is OK to cry *being with peers who are experiencing similar losses *having creative ways to express feelings and share memories Kids Korner, a grief support group for children in grades K – 6, is a special place for kids to come and experience healing following the death of a loved one. Activities such as art, games, and storytelling “My Mom Died” help children process their Kids Korner art grief in a safe environment. Hospice of San Joaquin will be starting its Fall Kids Korner in October. The group will meet for 4 sessions on the following Saturdays: October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20 from 9am – 11am. There is no cost for Kids Korner, however, space is limited and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact the Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of San Joaquin for more information at 957-3888. Thanks to the generosity of United Way of San Joaquin, HCE Foundation, the Schwemley Foundation, Tip Your Heart Foundation, and Omega Nu, Rho Eta Sorority, Hospice of San Joaquin is able to offer this group free of charge to the community.

Thank You, Sponsors 9th ANNUAL AC Trucking Acme Truck Parts & Equipment B.J.J. Co. LLC Bachi’s Family Restaurant – Oakdale Ball Corp. Beverage Express Bill Herman In Memory of Carol Herman Bob Harkrader & Sons Trucking Bret Walters & Son Bunge Oils Burns Truck and Trailer Services California Truck Centers, LLC

California Trucking Association – Allied Unit California Trucking Association – San Joaquin Unit Carl Gisler Trucking Cherokee Freight Lines ConWay Freight Corky Hull, M.D. CTA Printing Co-Op CTP Transport Inc Cummins West, Inc. Delta Truck Center Diesel Master DOT Foods Inc. Dyno Master El Rancho Inn EVI

Food 4 Less Rancho San Miguel Fuel Delivery Service, Inc. George W. Lowry, Inc. Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc. Golden State Freightliner Trucks Green Valley Transportation Idealease of Stockton, Inc. Idealease, Inc. International Used Truck Center, Oakland Interstate Truck Center, LLC J.S.G. Trucking Company Jamestown Harley Davidson M&M Heating and Air

McCoy Truck Tire Service Center Miranda’s BBQ Mountain Valley Express Co, Inc. Navistar Old Corner Saloon Pacific Southwest Container Pepsi Prima Bella Produce, Inc. R & A Transportation & Logistics Ralph Hayes & Sons, Inc. Redfearn Trucking, Inc. Reeve Trucking Co. Inc Roadranger Field Marketing Rocha Transportation Rocha’s Valley Enterprises, Inc. San Joaquin Steel Co., Inc. Sconza Candy Secondhand Rose See’s Candies Silva Trucking Simms Metals Management Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County Sward Trucking, Inc. Tarps & Tie Downs, Inc. Teresi Trucking LLC Terrill Transportation The Modesto Bee Tiger Lines, LLC Ulmer Photo Umpqua Bank USI Northern California Western Pacific Truck Schools Western Valley Insurance Williams Tank Lines Wilson Way Tire Co, Inc. Xcelerated Transportation Group, LLC

Camp Caterpillar Now Welcomes 7th & 8th Graders Camp Caterpillar, a bereavement day camp for children, will be expanding to include children in grades K through 8th grade. Previously, the camp had only been open to children up through the 6th grade but hopes to now be able to reach a greater number of grieving children in our community. Camp Caterpillar began 8 years ago in response to the growing need to serve what many experts call, “the forgotten griever” – children. Children tend to grieve in different ways than adults do. Because of this, as well as the difficulties of coping with their own grief, adults are often unable to help their grieving child. Camp Caterpillar provides a safe place to help children

learn to express and to cope w i t h t h e i r grief in healthy and appropriate ways. The skills they learn are ones that they can carry home and share with their families and draw upon when future losses occur. This year, Camp Caterpillar will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010. After

gathering at the Hospice of San Joaquin campus at 8 a.m., children will be bussed to Micke Grove Park in Lodi. Activi­ ties are ageappropriate and are designed to encourage children to express their feelings of grief in a structured environment, surrounded by their peers. Children, who are paired with an adult ‘buddy’, will experience music, games, art and crafts, journaling and storytelling. Lunch and snacks are provided and a registered nurse is on-site all day. Adult

volunteers and staff are trained and screened. Families are invited to attend the closing ceremony at the park. The day concludes at 3:30pm. Thanks to the generosity of United Way of San Joaquin, HCE Foundation, the Schwemley Foundation, Tip Your Heart Foundation, and Omega Nu, Rho Eta Sorority, Hospice of San Joaquin is able to offer this camp FREE OF CHARGE. Hospice of San Joaquin welcomes children who have had a loss of a significant loved one in the past two years. Space is limited. Please call our office for more information or to request a registration packet. 209-957-3888.

By: James R. Cunningham, Esq. CALONE LAW GROUP, LLP

A planned gift is an investment in the future of Hospice of San Joaquin that ensures the means to continue its mission into the future. Donors are encouraged to make a bequest in a Will or Living Trust to benefit Hospice of San Joaquin. Donors who notify Hospice of San Joaquin of their intent to make a future gift in their estate plan, with their permission, are recognized as Members of Hospice of San Joaquin’s Legacy League.

Why a Planned Gift?

Planned giving offers a wide variety of benefits to you as you plan to accomplish your charitable and financial goals. Benefits may include: personal satisfaction in providing for the continued mission of Hospice of San Joaquin; income tax savings; avoidance of capital gain tax or federal estate tax; reduction in the administrative costs of settling your estate; a reminder to your heirs of your dedication to Hospice of San Joaquin.

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is a gift made through a Will or Living Trust. Bequests normally assume one of three forms, Specific Bequests, Residuary Bequests, or Contingent Bequests. 1. Specific bequests give a sum of money or specific items of property. For example your Will might read “$10,000 to Hospice of San Joaquin” or “my house to Hospice of San Joaquin”. 2. Residuary bequests are paid from the remainder of your estate after all specific bequests have been paid. For example, your Will might read “10% of the rest of my estate to Hospice of San Joaquin”. 3. A contingent bequest means that the distribution will happen only under certain circumstances. For example, your Will might read “I leave my entire estate to my husband, John Smith, if he survives me; but if he predeceases me, then I give my entire estate to Hospice of San Joaquin”.

What do I Need to Decide?

A small group of campers take a stroll at Mickey Grove Park during the 2009 Camp Caterpillar.

First, you will need to decide whether you want to make a specific, residuary, or contingent bequest. Your attorney can advise you of the pros and cons of each. Next, you should decide whether your bequest will be unrestricted or restricted. An unrestricted gift gives Hospice of San Joaquin the flexibility to use funds where the need is greatest. A restricted bequest may be to a specific program such as community education at Hospice of San Joaquin.

What if my Estate Plan is Already Done?

Sip and Stroll Thank you Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you... …to the following who donated their products, services, time and sponsorship to help the Butterfly Auxiliary bring you another successful Moonlight Sip and Stroll Fundraiser for Hospice House of San Joaquin. Our success depends on you and we appreciate your commitment to our mission. Everyone had a wonderful time enjoying outstanding foods while sipping wine and tasting special brews while strolling under the moonlight enjoying a perfect summer evening. We also extend our deepest appreciation to all our guests for their attendance and our volunteers. The Auxiliary was formed just over nine years ago and to date has contributed over $680,000 to Hospice House. In April we were able to present Hospice a check for $125,000. Since its opening in October 2004, Hospice House has served over 900 patients and their families. It is an important mission for Hospice of San Joaquin and the Hospice Butterfly Auxiliary to continue to meet the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Thank you. Kindest Regards, Barbara Galgiani Anita Poore Julie Wetteland Co-Chair Co-Chair Co-Chair 7-Up Bottling Company of Stockton A Thyme for Herbs Alebrijes Mexican Bistro Alice Tolliver Amy Scriven, DDS Angelina’s Spaghetti House Annette Stephens Arturo Vera Atria Bayside Landing A-Typical Events Babette Thompson Bank of Stockton Barbara Wegner Barsetti Vineyards BBQ by David & David BBQ John Fuller BBQ Royce Farms Bellina Estates, Belindora Vinegars Benson Ferry Benson Ferry Vineyards Berghold Estate Winery Big Valley Ford Bill Pallesen Billy Urbani BJ’s Brewery and Restaurant Blue Gum Winery Bob’s at the Marina Boboli International, Inc Bogle Winery Borra Winery Boudin Sourdough of SF Brookside Classic’s Heron Lakes, Homeowners Brookside Dental Care Brookside Golf and Country Club Bruno Pepper Company Bud’s Seafood Grille Café by the Spa Calaveras County Historical Society Califas Café & Bistro California Cavern California Waste Recovery Systems Cameron Buck/Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc Carolyn Sakai Casa Flores Brookside Casa Flores Marina Cecchiti’s Olive Oil Centrale Kitchen & Bar Centro Mart, Inc Centro Mart, Mel Young

What’s Planned Giving?

Chase Chevrolet China Palace Chocolate Lady Ciao Bella Lounge Cipponeri Golf Cart Rental Cooper House Costco Wholesale Courtyard Hotel by Marriott D.B.I. D’Art Wines Daughters of the British Empire Dave Wong’s Restaurant David’s New York Style Pizza Delk Pest Control DeMolay, Stockton Chapter DeVega Brothers Italian Cuisine DeVinci’s Deli & Catering Devon York Diamond Ice Dollar Tree Donald & Cathy Tirapelle Dr. and Mrs. Donald Ritzman Dr. and Mrs. Jack Gilliland Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Natsuhara Duraflame Dynasty Seafood Restaurant Edible Arrangements Elsie May Goodwin Gallery Epic Products Inc Ernie’s on the Brickwalk Ethylene Wood-Shannon F&H Construction Farm Fresh To You Financial Decisions Frank Cameron Frito-Lay Garlic Brothers Gary J. Long Jewelers Genova Bread Gibson Wine Company Gloria Bacchetti Gnarly Head Cellars Grands Amis Harmony Wynelands Harney Lane Winery Haute Couture Society Heidi Moorfield Helen Betz Hilton of Stockton Horse and Barrel Horseback Riding Hula Girl Iacopi Lenz & Company Impact Promotions Ironstone Vineyards James Morris

Jan’s Sweet Treasures Jeff Kidwell Jonathan K. Loo, O.D Judith Buethe Communications Kerry’s Sweet Decadence Kidwell’s Klinker Brick Lange Twins Vineyard & Winery Le Croissant Bakery Leo Club; John McCandless High School Les Trois Papillons Livengood Construction Lockeford Meat & Sausage Lodi Community Art Center Lodi Memorial Hospital Lodi Olive Oil Company Lodi Physical Therapy Lodi Wines, Lodi Olive Oil Co Lozano Pacific Avenue Grill Macchia Marie Callender’s Restaurants Marina Marketplace Mark Allerdiced Aqua Pool & Spa Inc Mark Knize McKinley’s Frame Shop and Wendy Gage Watercolors Metate Hill Vineyard Mezzo Italian Restaurant Mid Cal Body Shop Midas Auto Service Miguels Mexican Restaurant Mom’s Chili Boys Oak Ridge Winery Olive Garden Onus Winery Overboard Wine Company Palmeri Wines Pampered Chef Panera Bread Papapavlos Bistro & Bar Park Woods Cleaner, Lincoln Center Parkwoods Yogurt Shoppe Pat Rice, Buds & Bloom Peltier Station Pharmacy Care Concepts Pietro’s Italian Trattoria R&J Cellars RAW Sushi Bistro RB/X Rio Las Palmas Senior Living Riri Nakasone Rita Becker Robert Foppiano

Robinsons Feed Stores Romano’s Macaroni Grill Ron & Kris Katzakian Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill Sally’s Chili San Joaquin Steel See’s Candies Snyder Lithograph St. Amant StillSane? Band Stockton Arts Commission Stockton Asparagus Festival Stockton Fire Department Stockton Joe’s Restaurant Stockton Ports Stockton Thunder Stokes Farms Strings Italian Café Swiss American Sausage Co The Bling Sisters The Doctors Company The Lucas Winery The Orchard Grill The Red Zone The Separators The Wine Group Theodora Lingerie Thornton House Furniture Tina Moore Tony Filliceli Tracy Outlet Trader Joe’s Tuleburg Quilt Guild Turner Road Vintners Ulmer Photo United Rentals, Stockton Branch #042, Joe Doran Jr. Valley Wholesale Drug Van Ruiten Family Winery Vicarmont Vino Con Brio VIP Pizza VIPS Stockton Police Dept. Vision Etching Walter Nicholaus Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery West Wind Mobile Home Park William Trezza Wilson Wood Art Wine & Roses Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Yasoo Yani Young’s Payless Market, Lockeford Zucca Mountain Winery

If you have already done your Will or Living Trust, it is easy to add what is called a Codicil or Amendment. Think of it as a “P.S.” An attorney experienced in estate planning should be consulted to assist you in performing these revisions.

Volunteer Training

Every Monday & Thursday Sessions start October 4, 2010 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Call Becky Freeman (209) 957-3888

Informational Meeting

Learn How to Give Back to the Community Through Volunteering Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:30 to 6:30 pm Hospice of San Joaquin Administrative Office 388 Pacific Avenue, Stockton (209) 957-3888

The Quarter in Review

(top) Jackie Korbholz and Mary Veuve at Senior Awareness Day, Micke Grove May 27th.

Coping with the Holidays

(above) Discharge Planners learn about hospice care and tour Hospice House at Hospice of San Joaquin. From left to right: Dameron Hospital’s Nicole Casillas, Zerlina Cervantes, Kim Sawyer, Alexis Tualla, Lee Franklin, Eileen Ramirez, and Stephanie Mayo (behind, in white); Hospice of San Joaquin’s Rebecca Burnett, RN (at front, in blue,) Terri Redwood, MSW, Josie Menor, MSW, and the Director of Clinical Services, Gail Wigley, RN. (above) Michael Stange, CoOwner of Metate Hill Wines pours a taste of their Tempranillo Wine at the 2010 Butterfly Auxiliary, Moonlight Sip and Stroll. Auxiliary Sip and Stroll.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

HSJ Administration Building 9:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. A workshop designed to help those facing the holidays for the first time without their loved one. Time will be spent on understanding the grief process, discussing the unique challenges of grief during the holidays, and making personal plans and goals for the season. Cost: $10 donation, pre-registration is REQUIRED; space is limited

(right) Participating Cars at the 2010 Clutch Burners Fundraiser for Hospice of San Joaquin on May 2, 2010

Hospice of San Joaquin Bereavement Coordinator 209-957-3888

Fall 2010 Calendar Camp Caterpillar: A Children’s Grief Day Camp

Saturday, September 18 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Hospice of San Joaquin at Micke Grove Park A day camp for children entering K – 8th grade who have lost a loved one in the last 2 years. Activities help children identify and express their grief in a safe and comfortable environment surrounded by their peers. Cost: Free, however, preregistration is REQUIRED; space is limited Contact: Hospice of San Joaquin Bereavement Coordinator Phone: 209-957-3888

A special little “korner of the world” where grieving kids can share, heal, and grow in a safe supportive atmosphere with their peers. Cost: Free, however, preregistration is REQUIRED; space is limited Contact: Hospice of San Joaquin Bereavement Coordinator Phone: 209-957-3888

participants, talking about what grief is, and doing some activities that will help teens to cope as the holiday season approaches.

Tree of Lights Lighting Ceremonies

The community is invited to join with family and friends to remember and honor loved ones by dedicating a light on the Tree of Lights! Names Butterfly Auxiliary of honorees and donors are Poinsettia Sale placed on a marquee at the October to November 30 base of each tree. During the month of October, The tree will remain lit for order your poinsettias in time the entire holiday season. for delivery during the Holidays. Proceeds from this event Cost: $10-$30 (see ad above) help Hospice of San Joaquin For information, contact (209) provide care for terminally ill 922-0380 patients and their families. Additionally, it allows the Kids Korner: a special Teen-to-Teen: agency to support the group just for children who are Helping Teens Cope with Grief community with bereavement grieving the recent loss of a and Loss programs for those grieving loved one Sat., November 20, 2010 the loss of a loved one. October 9, October 23, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm To donate a light call November 6, and November An afternoon for high-school (209) 922-0242. 20, 2010 aged teens who have lost November 23, 2010 9:00 am – 11:00 am at HSJ a loved one. Time will be Administration Building 6:00 pm — 22nd Annual spent getting to know other

Stockton Lighting Ceremony at San Joaquin Delta College. (Entrance at Pacific Avenue and Yokuts) December 1, 2010 6:00 pm — 19th Annual Manteca Lighting Ceremony at Doctors Hospital of Manteca (Corner of North Street and Cottage) December 1, 2010 6:00 pm — 5th Annual Clements / Lockeford Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Clements / Lockeford Chamber, at Wells Fargo Bank (Hwy 88 and East Jack Tone Road) December 2, 2010 5:30 pm — 17th Annual Lodi Lighting Ceremony hosted by the City of Lodi at Lodi City Hall (221 W. Pine Street) Event preceeds Light Parade. December 3, 2010 6:00 pm — 5th Annual Tracy Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Tracy Outlets (Tracy Outlets Hwy 205 — MacArthur and Pescadero)

December 4, 2010 5:30 pm — 5th Annual Rio Vista Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce at Rio Vista City Hall (One Main St.) Event precedes the Boat Parade.

Coping with the Holidays

Sat., November 13, 2010 HSJ Administration Building 9:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. A workshop designed to help those facing the holidays for

the first time without their loved one. Time will be spent on understanding the grief process, discussing the unique challenges of grief during the holidays, and making personal plans and goals for the season. Cost: $10 donation, preregistration is REQUIRED; space is limited Contact: Hospice of San Joaquin Bereavement Coordinator Phone: (209) 957-3888

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