Hospice of the North Coast will hold a grand opening of its sparkling new, six-bedroom, in-patient Pacifica House residence at 4411 Park Drive in Carlsbad from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 12. The event is free and open to the public.

The Grand Opening will feature introductions of agencies and people who helped take Pacifica House from dream to reality, brief presentations, a ribbon-cutting, refreshments, entertainment and tours of the facility, which will welcome its initial patients in late fall 2013.

City of Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, who is scheduled to speak at the Grand Opening, stated, “Hospice of the North Coast has demonstrated its commitment to serving terminally ill clients, their families and the community since 1980. The City is pleased to partner with this worthy, Carlsbad-based organization to offer a welcome home for people to die in peace and comfort.”