the Gathering Together


About Us

The Gathering Together offers support to families with loved ones during the final stages of life in an environment of dignity and love.  A place of nurturing and restoration, the atmosphere is one of peace and comfort -- soft music often heard in the background, soup cooking on the stove, a kind word, a gentle touch.

Loved ones, friends and families of the patient and caregiver are always encouraged to visit and utilize the private guest bedrooms available for the length of stay.

No patient or their families are ever charged for their stay at The Gathering Together.

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The Gathering Together is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Pamela Altmeyer Alvey, President
Georgia Jones, Vice President
Marcia Gentleman, Secretary
William Allison, Treasurer
Eloise Valient, President Emeritus

Advisory Board
Jodi Smith
Brad DuBois
Emily Giesel
Joan Effinger

Abigail Baker

James Higgins

Kate Anderson

Sarah Killion    

Rita Fiorentino, a hospice nurse from San Francisco, California, founded The Gathering Together in 2002 after being called to this ministry with the guidance of the Lord.