Events and Resources:

Support for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss
FREE Life Care Planning Seminars
Bainbridge Island’s Grand Old Fourth of July 2018 Celebration
Winslow Halloween Festivities 2018
Understanding your feelings and helping yourself to heal

Cook Family Funeral Home - Proud To Support Our Community!

Thank you to all the good folks for your generous donations this year! The toy drive was a success due to your kindness! - Please join us for the "Toys For Tots" Campaign in 2018!

Cook Family Funeral Home sponsors the US Marine Corps Toys For Tots program during the holiday season. Throughout the many years, thousands of toys have been donated to help children in need. The 2018 Toy Drive will begin November 16th and end December 20th. Please bring your toy donations to the funeral home (163 Wyatt Way NE). We will also be collecting funds and food to benefit The Helpline House on Bainbridge Island.


Cook Family Funeral Home was proud to sponsor the Winslow Halloween Festivities again this year! We'll see you again in 2018!



Support for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss

Bainbridge Island Support Group

2nd Wednesday of Each Month from 6:30-8:30 pm
Bainbridge Yoga House, 7861 Day Rd W, Ste 214
Contact Helen Burke (206) 818-1642,

Richard Tizzano Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney: FREE Life Care Planning Seminars


The Seminars are Designed to Share & Highlight the Concerns of...

Healthcare: Learn the roles of Medicare, Medicaid, VA Benefits & LTC Insurance

Housing: Maintain Quality of Life ~ Aging in Place & Retirement Communities

Financial: Preserve your wealth from taxes & uncovered medical costs

Legal: Estate Planning & Safe Harbor Trust Planning

Solutions to secure a successful & safe retirement.


Richard Tizzano


Life Planning Seminar Registration Join us for a FREE Life Planning Seminar.

These seminars are designed to help you: (i) protect assets; (ii) avoid institutional care if possible; (iii) find the right placement if alternative housing becomes necessary; and (iv) not become a burden on others. It is the understanding of how coordination of healthcare (Medicare and Medicaid), housing (Age in Place and Retirement Communities), financial (private assets and public benefits such as VA Benefits or Medicaid Benefits) and legal (Estate Planning and Safe Harbor Trust Planning) solutions can secure your retirement. And if you are not retired, how to better plan for a worry free retirement. Register in advance for the FREE seminar on our website.


Also, be sure to tune in to our Radio Show Hosted by Elder Law Attorney Rajiv Nagaich on Saturday Morning 8 am - 9 am on AM 570 KVI, 10 am - 11 am on KIRO 97.3 FM, and at 10 am - Noon on KTTH AM 770. Talk radio focused on personal and parental aging needs. Bringing together coordinated retirement solutions from health, housing, finance and legal industries.

Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the health, well-being, dignity and independence of the elderly, disabled and those in need by providing one-on-one relationships with trusted volunteers in our community. IVC volunteers are committed to making life a little easier and more comfortable for our neighbors-in-need so they can live their best lives.

Cook Family Funeral Home has been the Premier Sponsor of The Grand Old Fourth for many years. We have been proud to give back to our community and join in with the festivities!

The all-day event – now entering it's 50th year in 2017– includes a Street Fair, Classic Car Show, music, family fun and entertainment (including a Beer and Wine Garden), and the Best Small Town Parade in America. The Grand Old Fourth is produced by the Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Old Fourth also serves as the umbrella organizing committee for Bainbridge Youth Services’ fun runs - starting and finishing in Downtown Winslow - and an historic baseball game played at the High School field.

Understanding your feelings and helping yourself to heal...You have lost a loved one and your sense of loss may be profound,  leaving you wondering how you are going to get through the day and months ahead. You ask yourself if you can deal with the myriad of feelings you are now experiencing, and wondering if time by itself heals.

It is important to know that we live in a culture that has only begun to better acknowledge that healing from a loss is not a passive event to be experienced alone. Some may need to do more than waiting for healing to take place. Grief is the normal internal recognition that something has changed in you life, and perhaps that "something" is major. Grief is an emotional and spiritual process that requires a working through in order to get to the other side. While it is up to each person to do their own work, it can be very helpful to allow fellow companions to be with, to share, to empathize, and to support the mourner.

Discovery and Reconciliation

With this in mind Martha & Mary Health Services continues to offer bereavement education and support in a comfortable and confidential setting.Should you desire it, we would like to help you out your feelings and learn what the work of grief is about that leads to healing and a renewed outlook of life. There is a minimal fee of $30.00, which includes two workbooks that provide structure, insight, and direction to the progression of each meeting, as well as to the process of reconciliation and healing.

What to expect...

  • Week 1: Bridge-building
  • Week 2: Recognizing your loss
  • Week 3: Dispelling myths
  • Week 4: The uniqueness of your grief
  • Week 5: The landscape of your grief
  • Week 6: Understanding mixed feelings
  • Week 7: A pathway to reconciliation
  • Week 8: Nurturing yourself
  • Week 9: Looking ahead
  • Week 10:Transitions

The support groups are facilitated by Ernie McCluskey, Board-certified grief and bereavement educator and Director of Spiritual Care at Martha & Mary. Inquiries may be made by call the Spiritual Care Office at (360) 394-4020.