Events
Death Cafe

Death Cafe

Death Cafe is a discussion group – we welcome free-form conversation about death, whatever that means to the people in the room. There are no agendas, objectives or themes – and we are not a grief support group or educational meeting. Nothing is sold, taught or recruited for.

We simply gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.

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Making Your Grief Count with Darwin Huartson

Making Your Grief Count with Darwin Huartson

We are delighted to partner with Porter Loring Mortuaries for Making Your Grief Count, an eight-week grief support group that will meet 11:30 am-1 pm, each Wednesday from July 20 until Sept. 7. We’ll meet at ABODE, 8619 Post Oak Lane.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative. Join us and learn the tools and strategies that will help you better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.

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ABODE Staff and Volunteer Training

ABODE Staff and Volunteer Training

Ready to volunteer? We’re ready for you! ABODE welcomes experienced and new volunteers, former volunteers, staff, board members and anyone interested in learning more about ABODE and how we make a difference in our Guests’ lives, even at the end of their lives.

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Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation

An ABODE tradition! Our meditation format includes a brief reading chosen by the week’s facilitator to prepare us for 30 minutes of silent meditation. It could be a poem, a Scripture from any tradition or a reflection on a topic that opens us to deeper contemplation of awareness and love. After meditation, we follow with a conversation based on the reading or meditation. RSVP by sending an email to Edwin Sasek.

Monday Meditation is 5-6 pm, Mondays, hosted on Zoom.

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Thursday Meditation

Thursday Meditation

Join us for our Thursday Morning Meditation, 11 am-Noon, with Ed Alderette at ABODE and also via Zoom. We reflect on a brief reading and then go into meditative silence.

Family-style lunch follows at Noon.

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Friday Bedside Yoga with Natalie

Friday Bedside Yoga with Natalie

Join us each Friday for Bedside Room with Yoga with Natalie, 2:30-3:30 pm! Our End of Life Navigator Natalie does a fun and lovely job leading us in gentle stretches and energy and breath work. Even Milo gets into the act!

Come stretch your bones, express your gratitudes, connect with our Guests (and one another) and breathe in the beauty that is ABODE!

Yoga is one of our many contemplative practices here. Everyone is welcome!

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Pull Up a Chair: Remembering and Being Remembered

Pull Up a Chair: Remembering and Being Remembered

Please join us for our Quarterly Pull Up a Chair Staff and Volunteer Dinner! This time, we're adding a special twist – Remembering and Being Remembered – A WILLOW™ workshop – facilitated Licensed Willow EOL Educator™ Susan Ruch, ABODE Volunteer Coordinator!We'll...

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Pull Up a Chair: Children & Grieving

Pull Up a Chair: Children & Grieving

Please join us at noon Thursday, May 12, for a complimentary lunch and a visit with Marian Sokol, Executive Director, Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas. Marian will lead us in a discussion on children and grieving. And feel free to arrive at 11 am to join...

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Pull Up a Chair: Family Dynamics

Pull Up a Chair: Family Dynamics

Please join us at noon Thursday, April 14, for a complimentary lunch and a deep dive into Family Dynamics with a discussion facilitated by Jacqui Matthews, Christus Hospice Social Worker. And feel free to arrive at ABODE at 11 am to join us for Thursday Morning...

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