The program team at the Hospital & # 39; St Joseph is opening the event & # 39; Support for holiday grief to the public.
"This is the first time that actually we took the event & # 39; off-site to leave more people, and we open to the public. M & # 39; have necessarily one of our customers to come", said Orley Culverhouse, coordinator of the children's Program of Cats & # 39; awareness, serving local children and teens between six and six and eighteen, who have experienced the death of & # 39; loved one. "We're getting good participation and hope that we use this as a way to let people know what we show."
The event, Unity through the Holidays, will become the-Dec 11 & # 39; December holidays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Families with children who have experienced loss, will participate in the decoration of ginger ginger and light memory & # 39; commemorative candle community. information and resources should also be provided on how to & # 39; through the holiday season.
"The holidays can be really difficult time for people, and therefore the greatest thing we can do is just to be prepared and I think & # 39; hereinafter" Culverhouse said. "What traditions are really important and we need to keep? What traditions we change or eliminating altogether? Give yourself permission to do it, and do plan ahead of time with the family."
The team Hospice program serves between 400 and 500 customer per year free of charge, in addition to providing community outreach and education.
Culverhouse said the most important thing for families suffering can & # 39; to do is find a way to honor the deceased.
"When someone dies, their body dies, but our relationship with them does not," she said. "And much of what we do in Hospice is just encouraging people to continue that relationship with & # 39; that person."
coupled support for adults will be held in partnership with the Family Family Central Team & # 39; & # 39 in Lambton; Wardton MEADOWVIEW Villa 10 & # 39; December from 6.30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The stakeholders can RSVP at & # 39; 519-882-2500.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Facing the Holidays
WHEN: 11 & # 39; in December, from 6.30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn, Point Edward
DETAILS: RSVP at & # 39; 519-337-0537 ext. 123 to December 3