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November 13, 2012

Hospice offers grief workshops to public

Help those hurting during the holidays


For many people, the holiday season does not always feel like “the most wonderful time of the year.”

A special workshop, created and hosted by Hospice Care Plus, is designed to help participants learn how to cope with the holiday season when they are grieving the loss of a loved one.

The workshops will be conducted on Nov. 14 and 15 in Richmond. The Wednesday, Nov. 14, workshop is from 6-7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Spangler Drive, behind Pizza Hut off the Eastern Bypass. The same workshop will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Hospice’s Compassionate Care Center on Isaacs Lane off Boggs Lane south of the Eastern Bypass.

Nora Brashear, Hospice’s bereavement coordinator, says it is normal to feel at odds with the festive spirit of the season when we are grieving.

“The workshop will focus on education about the grieving process, on validating the normalcy of the variety of grief reactions we have and on the special stresses of the holidays when one is grieving,” she said.

Brashear says the workshop will also include information about common experiences and feelings of grief, the importance of mourning and memorial activities and share examples of memorial activities families can incorporate.

The workshops are free and open to the public and registration is not required. For questions, call Hospice Care Plus at 986-1500 or send an e-mail to

Hospice Care Plus is a non-profit organization serving Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley and Rockcastle counties. Services include home hospice care, palliative care, bereavement support and hospice inpatient care at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Visit or call 986-1500 for more details.

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