Holiday grief support helps with loss


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The holiday season is a time of great emotion. For those who are experiencing their first holiday following the loss of a loved one, the emotions of the holiday season can be overwhelming. Community Care Hospice is offering Finding Hope Through the Holidays to help anyone in the community who has, or is, experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Finding Hope Through the Holidays is a presentation by the Community Care Hospice bereavement counseling staff that will celebrate and honor lost loved ones, and offer insight into ways to cope with grief during the emotionally charged holiday season.

The programs are free of charge thanks to community donations. Participants can choose one of two opportunities to attend the programs, which will be held at the Community Care Hospice offices located at 1669 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. Options include Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. or Thursday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register by contacting Community Care Hospice at 937.382.5400 or 877.903.5400, or by emailing michellekessler@comunitycarehospice.com

Community Care Hospice is a not-for-profit hospice founded in 2004 serving 10 counties. In 2014, more than 300 patients and families received care from the organization, which employs 36. Community Care Hospice is committed to ensuring that the patients live each day fully and as alert and pain-free as possible. It honors patients by providing them with the freedom to make informed decisions and provides special care and support for families.

Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, non-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community based hospices. Members of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of:

• Providing a patient atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring;

• Attending to the social, physical and spiritual needs of each person they are privileged to serve;

• Preserving and enhancing patient dignity;

• Celebrating the life of each individual they serve;

• Reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities they serve.

Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Community Care Hospice and Hospice of Central Ohio

Submitted by Vicky Forrest, media content editor, Ohio’s Hospice.

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