Hope for the Holidays 2019

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

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