Hope for the Holidays 2018

As the holidays approach, many of us will gather with family and friends. More often than not, these gatherings will include reminiscences about loved ones, re-telling of funny family stories, and the sharing of traditions honored year after year.

This emphasis on remembrance, so welcomed during joyful times, can be quite difficult for those coping with loss.

For family, friends, and neighbors who are facing grief after the death of a loved one, the holidays may instead be a time filled with pain and sadness. And even for those for whom grief is not as fresh, the holidays may serve as an annual reminder of the loss—not only of that person but of tradition and celebration.

Many people may not be aware of the support hospice professionals offer to members of our community who are struggling with grief during the holiday season. If you or someone you know may be struggling with issues related to loss, I encourage you to attend Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont’s “Hope for the Holidays” Workshop. It is open to the community. Please call our office and let us know that you plan to attend, 227.9393.


Fall Grief Series 2018

Hospice & Palliative Care 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 4th, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Community Center, Hospice Store, 217 North Creek Blvd., Greenwood. If you have had a loss and/or desire information regarding grief, you are invited to attend.

September 4th “What to Expect in the Beginning of Your Grief Journey”
Presented by Lynn Allen, LBSW

September 11th “Spirituality and Grief”
Presented by Deloris Rapp, Hospice Chaplain

September 18th “Legal Matters for the Bereaved”
Presented by Curtis Clark, Attorney

September 25th “Living with Grief – Hope for the Bereaved”
Presented by Ashley Symmes, LMSW

There is no charge and the series is open to the community. Please call 864.227.9393 to register or for more information.