Grief during the holidays

The holidays are here, but maybe you’re filled with grief and cannot find the joy of the season. You are not alone! You’re really not. Whether you lost a loved one recently, this past year, or anytime in the past, Virginia Mason Memorial has a class to help you get through the holidays. It’s no cost and filled with support. Please join us.
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Memorial offers Grief Recovery Workshop

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications, (509) 577-5051

Memorial offers Grief Recovery Workshop

8-week program begins Tuesday, Aug. 9

Memorial is offering a grief recovery workshop for anyone dealing with a loss such as a death, divorce, loss of relationship or identity.
The course is centered on personal discovery, with homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery.

The workshop will run for eight consecutive Tuesdays. The first class is Tuesday, Aug. 9, from noon-1 p.m. at Cottage in the Meadow hospice home, located at 1208 S. 48th Ave. in Yakima. The cost is $20, payable on the first day of class, and covers the course, book and materials.

For more information and to register, call 509-574-6746.

 

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Workshop helps children who are grieving the death of a loved one

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications: (509) 577-5051

Workshop helps children who are grieving the death of a loved one

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop on Sunday, May 15, to help guide children ages 4 to 17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with the death of a loved one. The workshop offers children the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and to meet others who have experienced a similar loss.

While children at the workshop are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in a grief recovery program geared for adults.

There is no charge for the workshop, which will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joyce Scott at JoyceScott@yvmh.org or 509-577-5062.

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Grief workshops are made possible by community donations to The Memorial Foundation and through Memorial Hospice, the Memorial Small Grant Program, Memorial’s Spiritual Care Program and Children’s Village.

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Tips for managing grief during the holidays at “Can We Talk?” speaker series

Learn tips for managing grief during the holidays at Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” speaker series

(Yakima) – The holidays can be a time of joy and celebration for many, but for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital offers tips to make grieving through the holidays a little easier.

Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” speaker series this month focuses on grief at the holidays. Speakers will offer ways to manage your expectations while still honoring your loved one – recognizing that every person grieves differently and at a different pace.

The talk will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Harman Senior Center, located at 101 N. 65th Ave.

“Can We Talk?” is a monthly speaker series offering tips to start the difficult conversation about preparing for end of life. Topics include hospice and palliative care, opportunities for volunteering, Medicare and more.

Children’s Bereavement Workshop on Sept. 28

Do you know a child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other close loved one? Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop to help guide children ages 4-17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with death.

Laurie Oswalt and Julie Cicero appeared on KIT 1280 on Sept. 9, 2014, to discuss the workshop.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for children to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and meet others who have experienced a similar loss. While children are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in their own grief recovery program geared for adults.

Key points about grieving children:

  • Every kid grieves differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
  • Can be feelings of anger, sadness, worry, relief, fear or numbness.

How a child or teen grieves varies depending on a number of factors:

  • what social support systems are available – family or friends
  • the circumstances of the death – how, when and where the person died
  • the nature of the relationship with the person who died – harmonious or conflicted
  • the child or teen’s involvement in the dying process
  • previous experiences with death

This workshop is intended to help children and teens work through these feelings and safely share them in a safe environment. Activities include writing, drawing, team-building and art.

This workshop will be held:

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima

Lunch will be provided for every family, and parents are encouraged to enjoy lunch with the children before the activities begin. This workshop is provided at no charge to participants.

For more information or to register, contact Denise Mitzel at 577-5062 or DeniseMitzel@yvmh.org.

Registrations will be accepted until Sept. 26, 2014.

For more information, visit memfound.org

 

Grief recovery groups beginning this fall

Living with Loss—an 8-week discussion-based course working through the book Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart.
Cost is $20 for book/materials, payable on the first day of class
Tuesdays from 6 – 7 pm at the Harman Center
Beginning September 23
Contact Memorial Hospice at 574-3670 to register for this class

Grief Recovery Workshop—an 8-week course centered around personal discovery and homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery. This class utilizes the book The Grief Recovery Handbook.
Cost is $20 for book/materials, payable on the first day of class
Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Cottage in the Meadow
Beginning September 25
Contact Memorial Hospice at 574-3670 to register for this class