Dec 05 Tuesday
Koch Funeral Home has partnered with Juniper at Brookline.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone who has experienced the death of someone special. For four weeks, we will offer an education and support/discussion group with time to talk, share and learn about how to journey through what can be difficult times
Please RSVP or for additional questions or information email Jackie@JackieHook.com or call (814)404-0546.
When: Tuesdays. November 28 to December 19, 2023Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmWhere: Juniper at Brookline, 1950 Cliffside Drive, State College, PA 16801
Dec 07 Thursday
Love After Divorce is a dating and divorce support group. We welcome those who are: wondering whether to stay in or leave a relationship, those who are mid-divorce, and those who have never been married or divorced and would like to date/are currently dating. We have between 7-15 folks attend every meeting and they are some of the nicest and most supportive people you'll ever meet.
Dec 08 Friday
Penn State Extension educators will lead this webinar training, “Question, Persuade and Refer,” developed by the QPR Institute. Participants can learn to recognize warning signs of suicide in friends, coworkers, family members or neighbors in need.
Designed for all people, regardless of profession, who are concerned about helping others, QPR is an emergency mental health intervention intended to interrupt a crisis and direct someone to proper care. Attendees will discuss potential scenarios and engage in active listening and persuasion techniques.
Sponsorship will be provided to residents of Clearfield and Jefferson counties. Penn State Extension offers this event free of charge, but participants must register by 11:59 p.m. the day before the event to receive the link to access the webinar. The recording link will not be available after the webinar.
More information is available on the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/qpr-clearfield-jefferson.
HELP PREVENT SUICIDE. Suicide prevention training webinars aim to save lives. Learn steps you can take to save a life and reduce suicidal behaviors in your community. Question, Persuade and Refer is an emergency health intervention program designed to give you practical tools and techniques to address and prevent suicide. Gain insights to recognize warning signs of suicide in friends, coworkers, family members or neighbors in need.
Anyone concerned about helping others may participate in QPR. Discuss potential scenarios and engage active listening and persuasion techniques.
Dec 10 Sunday
Outdoor Mindfulness: A Mindful Winter Nature Walk with Restorative Breath WorkLed by Stephanie Koller, The Weather Vein
Winter is a natural invitation to ease up on outer movement and to tune in mindfully to our inner experience. During this busy holiday season, take some time for self reflection and introspection. Beginning with slow, mindful movement outdoors, we will prepare ourselves to embrace the process of stillness. Then, after spending time walking mindfully in the woods, there will be an an indoor opportunity to choose a restorative position to prepare our bodies for 10 minutes of stillness. For the outdoor portion of this practice, plan to dress for the weather. For the indoor portion, some props will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own yoga mat, blankets or pillows.
No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No registration required.
Outdoor Mindfulness: A Mindful Winter Nature Walk with Restorative Breath WorkWhen: December 10 | 1:00-2:00 PMWhere: Calvary Harvest Fields, 150 Harvest Fields Drive, Boalsburg PA.
Dec 12 Tuesday
Koch Funeral Home has partnered with Centre Region Parks & Recreation.
When we’re grieving a loss, our hearts can feel like they’ve been broken apart. Here is an opportunity for you to knit your heart back together as well as care for newborns by making hats and sweaters. No knitting experience is necessary! Instructors: Eleanor Martin and Jackie Naginey Hook.
You will be responsible for providing knitting needles and yarn and will receive a list of the necessary supplies after registration. Please register at Centre Region Parks & Recreation website. If you have questions, email Jackie@JackieHook.com or call (814) 237-2712.
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2023Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pmAges: 18 and OverCost: No ChargeLocation: Schlow Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
Dec 13 Wednesday
This will be held as a virtual gathering.
If you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to share what is on your heart and mind right now, to listen, and be listened to deeply and generously. Healing circles are a safe and supportive space to walk with each other through these times. Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion, and curiosity. The agreements ensure acceptance and confidentiality. We honor our own unique paths to healing and respect the choices of others.
For questions and to RSVP email Jackie@JackieHook.com or call (814) 237-2712. Space is limited.
When: Second Wednesday of each month, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, and December 13, 2023Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm