Calendar of Upcoming Events

For more information about any of the events listed below, call 503.588.3600. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Willamette Valley Hospice offices at 1015 3rd St NW in Salem, Oregon.

For upcoming grief support group schedules, visit the grief support and services page. Click here for a printable schedule of all support groups offered June-December in 2020.

Walk-n-Wag Unleashed

This year we present the 8th annual Walk-n-Wag UNLEASHED - a virtual race.

Registration begins August 1, 2020.

The race and contests start on August 9 and ends September 17.

Join our poster dog, Memphis, and encourage all your pet- and people-loving friends to step out for hospice. You can walk, run, paddle, or earn “footsteps” through positive actions that support the well-being of people and animals in your neighborhood.

Proceeds will benefit the Pet Peace of Mind Program & Bereavement Services for adults and children.

For more information or to make a donation please contact Willamette Valley Hospice at or 503-588-3600.

® Registered trademark of Pet Peace of Mind, Inc.

Walk-n-Wag Unleashed

Updating your Advance Directive for Health Care in a COVID-19 World

Wednesday, August 12th at 10:00 -11:00 am
CLICK HERE to register

Willamette Valley Hospice and Collier Law bring you a free webinar focused on explaining, updating and executing an advance directive for health care in our current healthcare climate.

The Oregon Legislature reorganized and changed the advance directive in recent years. If you have not created or updated your advance directive in the last two years, it’s time to discuss changes.

- Ryan Collier, Attorney and Partner at Collier Law
- Melissa Lindley, Community Outreach Coordinator at Willamette Valley Hospice

Melissa and Ryan will answer questions such as:
• How will my Advance Directive operate if I contract Covid-19?
• What are my options regarding life support and tube feeding?
• How do I give my spouse and family authority to make medical decisions for me?

Reflections on the River – Online Event

All are invited to a free online screening of Reflections on the River September 10, 2020 7:30 pm.

This special program will offer the opportunity to honor and remember your loved ones with a program including a time to honor veterans and a special recognition of those impacted by COVID-19.

Community members can order personalized luminarias to honor their loved ones at If ordered by August 20th, they will be featured in the video program.

Call 503.588.3600 or email for more information or questions.


SAVE THE DATE! Untangling the Challenges of Aging: Staying Safe at Home

This year’s symposium will be presented online for FREE on November 7, 2020.

Webinar topics will include:

- Advance Directives in a Covid-19 World

- Aging in Place: Staying Safe at Home

- Hospice & Palliative Care

Stay tuned for more information on this annual education symposium.