Pathways Hospice Grief Workshop Offers Holiday Coping Skills Managing Loss When Surrounded by Celebration

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Managing grief when surrounded by celebration can be overwhelming. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is offering a workshop, Pathways Through the Holidays, that was created to help grieving families, spouses, children and friends, prepare for the holiday season. The workshop provides tips on how to manage the mixed emotions grief can bring, especially during the holiday season. Attendees will receive handouts and worksheets that will help them prepare to navigate the holidays.

Pathways Hospice Offers Grief Workshop to Prepare for the Holidays

Managing grief when surrounded by celebration can be overwhelming. Pathways Hospice created the Pathways Through the Holidays Workshop to prepare those who are grieving on how to manage the coming holiday season.

Managing grief when surrounded by celebration can be overwhelming. Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult at any time of the year but the holiday season can intensify the feeling of loss and loneliness.

Pathways Hospice is offering a workshop, Pathways Through the Holidays, in Sunnyvale and South San Francisco that was created to help families, spouses, children and friends, who are grieving the death of a loved one.

The Sunnyvale Pathways Through the Holidays workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm in their Sunnyvale offices at 585 N. Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA.

The South San Francisco Pathways Through the Holidays workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm in their South San Francisco offices at 395 Oyster Point Blvd, Suite 128, South San Francisco, CA.

The workshop encourages discussion in a safe environment. It will provide tips on how to manage the mixed emotions grief can bring, especially during the holiday season. Attendees will receive materials and worksheets that will help them navigate the holiday expectations of family, friends, and society in general. Attendees will receive detailed tips and strategies on how individuals can manage holiday festivities including personal and family rituals, anticipating changes in traditions due to personal loss, how to handle holiday greetings, and how to pace themselves during get-togethers.

The workshop is open to the general public, is non-denominational and free of charge. Advanced registration is encouraged to 1 (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, bereavement(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org Light refreshments and conversation will follow the workshop.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
http://www.pathwayshealth.org/
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Founded in 1977, Pathways now serves over 5000 families annually in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

We care for patients in their place of residence, whether it be their home, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

Donations received from the community by Pathways Home Health & Hospice provide services that would otherwise not be available, including 24/7 access to a specialized team of care providers, family bereavement counseling and support, integrative therapies, caregiver support, comfort care, and funding for under- and uninsured patients.

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