Hospice of Hilo to Offer Free Grief and Holiday Season Workshop

On Wednesday November 20 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Hospice of Hilo will be offering Grief and the Holiday Season, a free community workshop.

The Hospice of Hilo Staff

The Hospice of Hilo Staff

The workshop will be held at the Hospice of Hilo Community Center located at 1011 Waianuenue Avenue.  “As the days get shorter and the shadows of the season grow longer, managing grief can get more and more challenging; especially during the holidays.  Questions of how do we begin to fill the emptiness we feel when it seems everyone else is overflowing with joy seems to arise for many going through the process of losing a loved one,” said Hospice of Hilo Community Bereavement Counselor, Cathy Hough.

“There is often a tremendous amount of anxiety and apprehension for single parents about spending their first holiday season with out the other parent,” said Hough.  At the workshop participants will learn coping strategies and enjoy making a commemorative art project.  According to Bereavement Counselor Anjali Kala, “Creating rituals and traditions can often help as a coping tool.  It is also a way for kids to feel involved and incorporate their ideas.”  The workshop is open to all who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  For more information or to sign up please call Cathy Hough at 969-1733.

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