Holiday grief program

Published 4:08 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The holidays can be a difficult time for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. CMH Community Hospice, a service of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, will be presenting “Changing the Tune of the Holiday Blues” as their annual Coping with the Holidays program to offer support and assistance to those grieving during the holiday season.

 The focus is on facing the emotions of the holidays rather than avoiding the feelings of grief. CMH Community Hospice will be finding ways to incorporate your loved one and your loss into the holidays while holding on to the spirit of the season for this year and those to come.  

 CMH Community Hospice will be providing activities to help cope with holiday grief and celebrate and honor the traditions shared before the loss of your loved one. Handouts will be available regarding grief issues, activities to support your holiday season and opportunities to share ideas and questions with others sharing a loss this season.

 The program will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in VCU Health CMH’s Education Center located at 125 Buena Vista Circle in South Hill. The program is free to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

 Registration is requested by Friday, but is not required. For more information about the program or to pre-register, call CMH Community Hospice at (434) 447-3151, ext. 3455.