The holiday season is one of the most beautiful times of the year at ABODE. Please join us at our home, 5-7 p.m., 8619 Post Oak Lane, Sunday, Dec. 11, for this special year-end celebration featuring the Conroy Christmas Carolers along with Mexican hot chocolate, cider, wines from Judy Tierney of Scout & Cellar and plenty of holiday treats.
We invite you to honor your loved ones with luminarias, too. They’re $30 apiece and will feature your loved ones’ names. Details here.
Holiday Luminarias is 5-7 pm, Sunday, Dec. 11.
Whether you’re a longtime regular donor, or you’re interested in becoming one, join us as we celebrate our shared passion for ABODE. Hear how your sustainable gift makes a difference to our Guests, along with all the new perks of being a HouseHolder.
Dia de los Muertos brunch is Sunday, Oct. 30. Brunch Box Pick Up: 10-11:30 a.m. Meet Online: Noon-1 p.m.
Big Give is 24 hours of online giving to support the nonprofit agencies. Big Give 2022 will take place Sept. 22.
We are delighted to partner with International Doula Life Movement for our own ABODE Death Doula Certification program. We’ll meet 9 am-5 pm, for 4 Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22 & Nov. 5, featuring hands-on learning with ABODE Guests! We welcome you to take advantage of this 32-hour program and graduate learning the ABODE Way of caring for those at end of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.