Dealing with Our Fears

 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

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…

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”…

Why Come to a Hospice Support Group?

Call the Hospice Grief Center 634-1100 To get information about grief and how to help myself To know that I am not alone in my grief To be with others who “speak the language” of grief in a safe and…

You Can’t Think Away Grief

Grief can be a powerful emotion. People may say you are intelligent and strong and have the abilities to cope with grief to understand and live with the loss of a loved one. Many people think they can deal with…

Helping Teens Grieve

Losing a friend or family member in the teen years can be particularly difficult. During this time, people are especially focused on relationships and trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in the world. Teens feel…

Call for Help

The people who staff our Admissions department have the expertise to answer a broad range of inquiries. They field calls from Central New Yorkers looking to find information about end-of-life care, what Hospice care can do for them, where they can…

Getting A Hospice Assessment Is Easy

  For some there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to Hospice care. One of the biggest questions we hear is, “when should I start the Hospice program?” First, it should be determined if your loved one is hospice…

Help is Always Available

It’s during the holidays when we notice how our family members or friends may have changed in the past year.  If you are concerned  about changes in the health of a loved one, feel free to call Hospice of Central New York. …