Community Events

Events, workshops and classes for the public. Training and development opportunities for professionals.

Events and Workshops Open to the Public

All programs listed below are held at Collabria Care, 414 South Jefferson St. Napa, unless otherwise stated.

Grief Support Group (Ongoing)

A weekly drop-in support group for adults who have lost a loved one. These groups are open to the public and are free of charge.
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Learning to Live with Loss

An eight-week grief support group for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Collabria Care provides a safe environment where you can share your feelings and experiences in a supportive group setting. This is a free community service, but registration is required. Choose from either the Monday afternoon group or the Wednesday evening group.

Dates for the Spring 2019 series will be published here when available.

Grief & The Holidays

The Holidays can magnify the stress of having lost someone you love. Participants in this supportive workshop will learn about the many dimensions of grief as well as specific strategies for managing holiday traditions and gatherings.

The date for the 2018 Grief & The Holiday program will be published here when available.

Caregiver Support Groups (Ongoing)

Offered in partnership with Redwood Caregiver Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association

Napa Location: Collabria Care, 414 South Jefferson St. Napa
1st Thursday of every month (Respite available) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30 7:00 p.m.

Saint Helena Location: Rianda House, 1475 Main Street, St Helena
1st Thursday of every month, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday of every month, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Conversation Series 2019: Save the Date

March 5: How to Best Start or Update Your Estate plan
Why it’s important to have a Will or Trust, Advance Directives, or an Estate plan

May 7: Travel During Your Renewal Years
Timely travel advice including choosing the right destination and travelling safely

September 17: The Realities of Long-Term Care
What are your options? What is considered good care? Finding the right caregiver

Presented by Retirement Renewal Forums, for those planning retirement or are retired.
Kal Edwards MA, Coordinator

Mind Boosters (Ongoing)

A social program for people who are concerned about their memory or are in the early stages of memory loss and want to be proactive in maintaining their brain health.

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fridays: 11:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

Registration required.
For further information or to register, contact:
Ruby Uran at 707.258.9087 ext. 232  or

Consultations & Memory Screenings

Collabria Care offers free counseling sessions to discuss challenges of care giving, access to local resources and to offer emotional support. Meet with a Medical Social Worker from Collabria Care for a private and confidential individual or family consultation for those who have concerns, questions or need guidance about memory loss, loss of independence, driving, or other senior care issues.

Consultations are held at 2 locations:
Collabria Care, 414 South Jefferson St. Napa
Rianda House, 1475 Main St. St. Helena

Please contact Jill Wood for an appointment: 707. 258.9087 ext. 250 or email


Surviving The Holidays after a Complicated Loss

The Holidays are one of the hardest times to deal with the loss of a loved one. Surviving the Holidays after a Complicated Loss is a bereavement group designed for individuals who have endured a tragic loss such as suicide, homicide, or a fatal accident. This group offers a safe place to express your feelings without judgement and offers tools to strengthen your sense of security and confidence in the predictability of life.

The facilitator of this small group suffered the tragic loss of her husband in 2010. Losing her husband has given her the passion to help others to process their grief. She is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist and a member of the Collabria Care team.


November 26, 2018 – December 31, 2018
3:00-5:00 p.m.

November 28, 2018 –       January 2, 2019
6:00- 7:30 p.m.

414 South  Jefferson St, Napa

This is a free program and is open to all. Registration is required. Call 707.258.9080.

2018 Lunch & Learn Series

The Transforming Power of Caregiving: Returning to Life after Caregiving Ends
For those who have cared for a loved one, when caregiving ends, it feels abrupt. The life and routine suddenly come to an end with a finality that is painful on many levels. They have become different people during their caregiving experiences, yet haven’t had time to realize who that person is. Exploring who you are, now, as well as what you have learned about yourself and about life itself during your caregiving experience can be full of discovery and adventure.

Wednesday, November 28,2018
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Gasser Conference Room, 414 South Jefferson St. Napa

These are free community workshops and are open to all

Registration is required.
Please RSVP to 707.258.9087 ext. 272 or

Free Respite is available- 48 hours notice required

This program is generously sponsored by Senior Helpers and Healthy Minds, Healthy Aging.


Challenges in Caregiving

Collabria Care offers free sessions  to discuss challenges of caregiving, access to local resources
and to other emotional support. Meet with a Medical Social Worker from Collabria Carefor a private and confidential individual or family

Consulations are held at two 2 locations:

Collabria Care, 414 South Jefferson St. Napa
Rianda House, 1475 Main St. Saint Helena

Please register for your appointment. Call Jill Wood at Collabria Care, 707. 258.9087 ext. 250