The Compassionate Friends of Contra Costa County (TCF-CCC) is a California chapter of a nationwide, non-profit, self-help, grief-support organization. We offer friendship, understanding, comfort, and hope to East Bay Area families grieving the death of a child — of any age, from any cause.
October 2020: Walk to Remember + Meeting
The Walnut Creek chapter will combine our October meeting with the annual “Walk to Remember”. Note that the details given in the newsletter have since been updated: the event will still be on Sunday, Oct 25th, 12–3 PM, but its location has changed. We have the opportunity to have our event nearby at a beautiful private lake at 281 Lakewood Road (off Homestead Ave.; refer to map below) Youʼll see the entrance to the lake on the right. There is a small parking lot; street parking is also available.
Our no-host meal begins at noon, followed by an abbreviated meeting and ending with the walk and balloon release. Bring your own food, drink, chairs and blankets (a few small picnic tables are available, for those who may have difficulty lugging chairs). Compassionate Friends will provide blank remembrance signs to decorate (for the back of your shirt; bring a photo of your loved one for yours) and biodegradable balloons for the balloon release. Most of the area is a bit sandy (for the lakeside beach). No dogs allowed.
Questions? Please call Stella at 925-360-4843.
September 2020: Embrace the Zoom, already!
Walnut Creek Meeting: will be on Zoom, due to continuing air-quality uncertainty. Tues, Sept. 22, from 7:30–9:00 PM. To request the link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Leandro (Zoom) Meeting: These stalwarts continue their quarantine tradition of holding bi-monthly Zoom meetings on alternate Thursdays. Next up: Sept. 24 at 7 PM. For the link, email email@example.com.
August 2020: Walnut Creek Meeting Zoom-ified
Due to exceptional circumstances (11,000+ lightning strikes → 350+ wildfires → lots of smoke) the outdoor meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, from 6:30–8:00 PM moved to (what else?) good ol’ Zoom.