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April 11 through May 16 — Hospice of Santa Barbara to present Volunteer Training 2018

April 11 through May 16 — Hospice of Santa Barbara to present Volunteer Training 2018

Volunteer Training 2018 Hospice of Santa Barbara Do you have a heart to bring a supportive and caring presence the patients and families we serve? Join Hospice of Santa Barbara this spring for our volunteer training program, which begins Wednesday, April 11th and will continue for six consecutive Wednesdays until May 16th. Candidates will...
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Emotional Support for a Variety of Groups Impacted by Thomas Fire and Flood

Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Emotional Support for a Variety of Groups Impacted by Thomas Fire and Flood

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has been at the forefront of helping to heal trauma and grief when tragedy strikes for decades. Whether it was the shootings at UCSB or at the Goleta Post Office or now, the Thomas Fire and Flood. What is particularly complicated about this recent disaster is that...
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Community Gathering Space to Those Affected by Jan. 9 Storm

Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Community Gathering Space to Those Affected by Jan. 9 Storm

SANTA BARBARA — In light of the devastating events that occurred during the Jan. 9 mudslide, Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing counseling services to individuals and families who may be struggling during this difficult time. In addition to collaborating closely with schools, first responders, governmental agencies, and the Red Cross, Hospice of Santa Barbara...
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United Way to Support Flood Victims through Reestablished Thomas Fire and Flood Fund

United Way to Support Flood Victims through Reestablished Thomas Fire and Flood Fund

CENTRAL COAST — In response to the destructive flooding and loss of life following the Thomas Fire, United Way of Santa Barbara County and United Way of Ventura County have reestablished their support effort as the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. The local United Way offices initially established the fund in December...
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Jackson releases statement on mudslide recovery, rescue efforts

Jackson releases statement on mudslide recovery, rescue efforts

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the mudslide in Santa Barbara County: “Today has been another heartbreaking and difficult day, as the search and rescue effort continues and the number of casualties has grown to 17. The search for the missing remains ongoing, and all of us...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Introduces New Palliative Care Program

Gold Coast Health Plan Introduces New Palliative Care Program

MyGoldCare Provides Coping Mechanisms for Severely Ill Members CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan’s (GCHP) new palliative care program, MyGoldCare, launches January 1 for qualified enrollees. MyGoldCare helps relieve the pain and suffering of those who are seriously ill. The palliative care benefit – mandated under Senate Bill 1004 and signed into state law in...
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Jackson, Limón to introduce legislation in response to the #THOMASFIRE

Jackson, Limón to introduce legislation in response to the #THOMASFIRE

Three bills will create an opt-out emergency alert system; ensure that translated emergency information is available for immigrant communities; and help ensure that new housing is safe from wildfires  SACRAMENTO – Following a year ravaged by wildfires, including the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Monique Limón have announced...
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Thomas Fire Forces Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Fundraising Event Cancellation but Can’t Affect the Fighting Spirit of Kids with Cancer

Thomas Fire Forces Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Fundraising Event Cancellation but Can’t Affect the Fighting Spirit of Kids with Cancer

SANTA BARBARA — Due to the unhealthy air quality and overall impact of the fire, some of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s significant events were cancelled in 2017, including the Annual Little Heroes Breakfast fundraiser in Ventura and the Annual Holiday Party for kids and their families scheduled for Santa Barbara. “Cancer does not get...
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Feb. 2 — 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon Takes Place in San Luis Obispo

Feb. 2 — 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon Takes Place in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds?  The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Together, let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. Join the American Heart Association in celebrating National Wear Red...
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Through April 10 — Camarillo Hospice is Offering a 10 Week Support Group for Bereaved Parents

Through April 10 — Camarillo Hospice is Offering a 10 Week Support Group for Bereaved Parents

CAMARILLO — Camarillo Hospice, a Program of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, is pleased to offer a 10-week, closed-ended grief support group program, Understanding Your Grief, written by author, educator and grief counselor, Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. The program is intended to companion you on your own unique grief journey. Classes are offered at the following...
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Feb. 7 — SBCC presents: Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Fundraiser

Feb. 7 — SBCC presents: Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Fundraiser

Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros will once again participate in the California Community College Athletic Association’s “Coaches vs. Cancer” initiative, donating all proceeds from this year’s designated event to the American Cancer Society. Members of the community are invited to support the effort by attending a fun night of basketball when the men’s and...
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Feb. 9 — 2018 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon

Feb. 9 — 2018 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon

Local Montecito Resident Michele Mallet Featured Survivor and Passion Speaker SANTA BARBARA — The American Heart Association wants women on the Central Coast to know that our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke kills about one woman every 80 seconds – more than all cancers combined. The good...
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Feb. 10 — Tetanus Vaccine Clinic in Montecito

Feb. 10 — Tetanus Vaccine Clinic in Montecito

SANTA BARBARA — In collaboration with Direct Relief, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics will hold a tetanus vaccine clinic in response to those that have been exposed to flood water and debris following the tragic mudslide in Montecito. Anyone who is a resident of Montecito or involved in the cleanup efforts can receive the vaccines...
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Feb. 16 — Ventura County Celebrates Women’s Heart Health with Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon

Feb. 16 — Ventura County Celebrates Women’s Heart Health with Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon

VENTURA — Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds?  The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Together, let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. The Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon will...
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Through March 3 —Thomas Fire and Flood Disaster Support Group Offers Solace to Carpinteria Residents

Through March 3 —Thomas Fire and Flood Disaster Support Group Offers Solace to Carpinteria Residents

SANTA BARBARA — As our strong, beautiful Santa Barbara community continues to recover from the effects of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide, Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering counseling services to individuals and families who may be grieving during this difficult time. Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing a variety of care services...
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