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Grief has no timeline

“Our Care and Bereavement program is essential in our hospice and community. Our program consists of emotional support for the hospice residents and their loved ones. This includes our legacy program, where we work with residents and their families to create legacy activities such as voice recordings sewn into a stuffed bear, writing cards for special occasions, creating thumbprint family trees and many more. We have a Coffee Connection program that encourages anyone supporting someone at our hospice to connect with others facing a similar experience. As well, we have a new Steps for Support Program, a walking group offered to families who have lost a loved one at Rotary Hospice.
We live in a society where conversations about grief don’t often come up for fear of bringing up emotions or saying the wrong thing especially during the holiday season. Our role is to provide support through opportunities for conversation.”

Jaclyn and Melissa are Bereavement Social Workers and provide support to residents and their loved ones during and after their stay. E-mail jaclyn@rotaryhospice.ca or melissam@rotaryhospice.ca

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