Powerful Tools for Caregivers
"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to care for a loved one — and still take care of yourself, too. It will help you and other family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance your lives and increase your ability to make tough decisions as well as locate helpful resources. For upcoming class dates, click here.
Celebration of Life
This event is a time to honor your loved one by sharing joyous moments with others. We encourage you to share this invitation with those closest to you. Community friends who have experienced a death arealso warmly invited to attend. Please bring a small memento or photograph that reflects your loved one’s life. There will be an opportunity to share the significance of this item during the service. The spring dates are;
Thursday, April 10th 6:30pm St. Joseph - Hospice at Home
Tuesday, April 22 6:30pm Peach Lutheran Church, South Haven
Sunday, April 27 3:00pm Misson Hills Memorial Gardens. Niles
Entering the Caregiver Zone
The role of a family caregiver is often unplanned and unavoidable. It can be both rewarding and stressful. This class will give you the tools to make caregiving more meaningful and efficient, and learn new ways to take care of yourself as well. This workshop is free, funded in part by Area Agency on Aging, and consists of three sessions, two hours each. For upcoming class dates, click here.
Although death is an anticipated part of the life cycle, experiencing the death of a loved one can be a difficult experience. Grieving is a natural reaction to loss that can be challenging in the physical, mental, social and spiritual realms of a person’s life. Grief is a unique and individual process that has no time limits. Hospice at Home’s Bereavement Program offers a variety of comprehensive resources to support those on their journey at any time in the grief process. The bereavement programs and services provided by Hospice at Home and Lory’s Place are made possible through the generosity of our many donors and volunteers and are provided to all at no cost, as a community service.
A 4-week writers group designed for those who want to become more comfortable using writing as a tool for exploring, expressing and facilitating their grief journey. Writing exercises and facilitated sharing will help participants find their voices and provide a path for healing. No previous writing experience or talent necessary. Please register by calling Lory’s Place at 269-983-2707. Space is limited.
June 25, July 2, July 9, and July 16 6:00-8:00pm Lory’s Place - St. Joseph
Write Out Our Grief
This is a writing opportunity for adults who are coping with a loss. It will take place in a nonjudgmental, supportive
environment at the Hospice at Home office building. No experience necessary. You will be encouraged to share, however
ALL SHARING is optional. For more information or to RSVP, call DJ, Bereavement Care Coordinator at (269) 429-7100.
Thursday, June 263:00-5:00pm St. Joseph - Hospice at Home
Mandala: Symbols of Healing
Mandala or Circle Drawing is an ancient technique which can enable people to heal from extreme loss or stress in our lives. Following any life-threatening or personal crisis, a person is often faced with the big questions - questions about life and death and meaning. In this workshop, through drawing mandalas, you are involved in a body/mind meditation along with the visualizations from the mandalas which can open up new avenues of discovery and tap into your natural healing energies.. The objective is not skilled drawing, since mandalas are very much like doodling; instead the objective is to deeply reflect on your life, put you in touch with your calm inner center and provide you with new ways and means to face fears and loss. Please contact Karen Riffer-Reinert, Bereavement Coordinator at (269) 637-3825 for more information.
July 15, 22, and 293:00-4:30pm South Haven - Hospice at Home
For information on Lory's Place programming please click here.
Neuropsychology Speaking Events
Neuropsychologist Christopher Contardo, PhD, ABPP will be hosting a series of seminars on neuropsychology topics at Hospice at Home. The next events are:
The Neuropsychology of Aging: Assessing the Impact of Cognitive Decline on Everyday Functioning - This lecture will cover the basics of memory assessment, information on "normal" aging, an overview of common medical illnesses that impact cognition, and how declines in memory and other cognitive functions impact daily life. Advice for navigating the aging process and how to handle poor cognitive functioning in yourself and your family members will be discussed.
July 16, 2013, 6:00 PM (Tuesday) Location: Hospice at Home office, St. Joseph
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