Fall Grief Series

HospiceCare of the Piedmont is hosting four educational workshops for people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives or for those who wish to learn more about the grief process.  The workshops will offer an in-depth look at how loss and grief affect us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.


The workshop series will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 1st, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Hospice Administrative building.  If you have had a loss and/or desire information regarding grief, you are invited to attend.  There is no charge and the series is open to the community.  Please call 227-9393 to register or for more information.


September 1st  “What to Expect in the beginning of Your Grief Journey”

                                Presented by Elizabeth Darrah, LSW, Social Worker


September 8th  “Legal Matters for the Bereaved”

                                 Presented by Curtis Clark, Attorney at Law


September 15th  “Spirituality and Grief”

                                  Presented by Rev. Deloris Rapp, Hospice Chaplain


September 22nd  “Living with Grief – Hope for the Bereaved”

                                   Presented by Lynn Allen, LBSW, Social Worker

Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss

Living With Grief 2014Hospice Care of the Piedmont will host the Hospice Foundation of America’s 21st Annual National, “Living With Grief Program” August 15, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (registration begins at 12:00 pm) at Tower Pointe Medical Center, Community Room.

This year’s program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss.  Adolescence, broadly defined, from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy.  Illness and loss profoundly influences these processes.  Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic – deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide.  This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.

Continuing education credits will be available for a wide range of professions. There is no charge for the program.  SPACE IS LIMITED – registration required on or before Wednesday, August 13th.   Please contact Donna Westmoreland at HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 227-9393, to register or for more information.