“We Didn’t Sign Up For This”: Helping Families Cope With Grief
Nobody is ever really prepared for grief. Whether a death is expected or sudden, our grief can surprise us with how unpredictable it is. When families need help navigating through the pain and sadness of losing a loved one, when parents with children are at a loss as to how to help them, Pine Tree Hospice is there.
Pine Tree Hospice’s Nights of Service program is a family-oriented program which is structured with children and teens in mind. Participants are grouped according to age and may participate in age-appropriate activities with trained bereavement facilitators. The activities are designed to encourage expression, but the participants decide if and when and how to share with others in the group. Each session has a different focus such as feelings, memories, and coping. Adults who accompany the children also have an opportunity to share with one another if they choose.
The next six-week Nights of Service program begins on Thursday, May 3 and meets each Thursday through June 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. Please pre-register by calling Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16.