Cope with Loss during the Holidays at Pathways Hospice Grief Support Workshops

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Created to help families, spouses, children, and friends, who are grieving the death of a loved one, these workshops encourage discussion in a safe environment.

Pathways Hospice Offers Grief Workshop to Prepare for the Holidays

Learn to manage the mixed emotions grief can bring, especially during the holiday season.

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 that accompany grief.

Pathways Hospice is offering a workshop, Pathways Through the Holidays, in three Bay Area locations; Sunnyvale, Oakland, and South San Francisco. Created to help families, spouses, children, and friends, who are grieving the death of a loved one, these workshops encourages discussion in a safe environment. The workshop is open to the general public, is non-denominational and free of charge. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged to 1 (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, bereavement@pathwayshealth.org.

Light refreshments and conversation will follow the workshop.

Attendees will receive materials and worksheets that will help them:

  •     Navigate holiday expectations of family, friends, and society
  •     Provide tips and strategies on how to manage holiday festivities including personal and family rituals
  •     Anticipate changes in traditions due to personal loss
  •     Learn to manage the mixed emotions grief can bring, especially during the holiday season.
  •     Handle holiday greetings
  •     Pace themselves during get-togethers

South San Francisco - The South San Francisco Pathways Through the Holidays workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm in their South San Francisco offices at 395 Oyster Point Blvd, Suite 128, South San Francisco, CA.

Oakland – The Oakland workshop, Pathways Through the Holidays, will be held Thursday, October 22, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm in their offices at 333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 700, Oakland, CA.

Sunnyvale – The Sunnyvale Pathways Through the Holidays workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm in their Sunnyvale offices at 585 N. Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 37 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/

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