Groundhog Day, Grief and Spring…

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  Forget about the groundhog myth…no matter what, Spring will win. Traditional folklore holds that if a groundhog sees their shadow while emerging from their hole we are destined for an even longer winter. The fact is Spring will come in…

What is Palliative Care?

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There seems to be a lot of confusion about Palliative care. That’s understandable Hospice care and Palliative care are very similar. Both offer specialized medical care for people with serious illness. Both provide patients with pain management, symptom management and…

Our Grief Center

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  The Hospice Grief Center fosters healing and growth by providing professional grief counseling, consultation and education. The services of The Center are offered by professional counselors with advanced graduate degrees who have years of experience specializing in grief and…

“I’ll See You in My Dreams”

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Dealing with Sleep Issues after the Death of a Loved One by Joyce Nevola, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor Some may recall the 1951 movie starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas which chronicles the success and decline of songwriter, Gus Kahn.…

I’m Considering Hospice

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If you are considering the kind of care only Hospice can provide perhaps this short survey will be helpful. Have you or your loved one… Been hospitalized or to the emergency room several times in the past six months? Been…

Dealing with Our Fears

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 By: Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The heralding of Autumn is flickered in sparks of change, the end of an all too brief summer season, the eruption of harvest time, and the threat of another cold, dark winter in the…

Creative Ways for Kids to Channel Grief

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Parents or supportive adults can work with their children on the following activities in an effort to help them cope with their grief. Acrostic Poem Have your child write the name or nickname of their deceased loved one vertically on…

But I Don’t Know What to Say…

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By Susan Bachorik, MA, Bereavement Counselor Words fail most of us when someone we have known and loved has died. But beyond hugs, words are what we have left.   Strange as it sounds, the terminal diagnosis is often the “easy”…