Kaweah Delta Hospice offers free "Grief and the Holidays" workshop in December
Kaweah Delta Hospice offers free “Grief and the Holidays” workshop
VISALIA, CA – Kaweah Delta Hospice’s Bereavement Team will
present “Grief and the Holidays” workshop in December in Visalia.
This free workshop is for those who are experiencing the holidays without
a loved one for the first time and will be repeated twice in December.
The workshop will take place on the following dates and times at Kaweah
Delta Hospice, 623 W. Willow St., Visalia:
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3
2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18
Attendees will meet others on similar journeys and explore how they can
honor their loved ones and holiday traditions after the loss. The workshop
is free, but interested participants should RSVP by calling (559) 733-0642
No matter a person’s age or who has died, the holidays can be difficult
and confusing for those who are facing their first holiday after a loved
one has passed, said Kent Mishler, Director of Chaplain and Volunteer
Services at Kaweah Delta. “You are beginning a new chapter and like
a book, the next chapter is built on the previous chapter,” Mishler
said. “The workshop will help guide people on how to get through
this chapter of life and how to begin looking at how the next chapter
can be great.”
A person in grief may have many questions or concerns, Mishler said, such
as, “Is what I’m feeling normal? How long will this last?
How can I survive this?” The workshop is designed to address these
issues and more.
Kaweah Delta Hospice, a division of Kaweah Delta, is a not-for-profit hospice
that has been providing end-of-life services for adults and children in
Tulare and Kings counties for over 35 years. The organization works to
relieve pain and suffering at the end of life, as well as provide emotional
support and spiritual counseling. Patients and their families are offered
a variety of services via a team approach. The team consists of a physician
of choice, a nurse, a hospice aide, a chaplain, a social worker and bereavement
counseling. The team is designed to assist families in navigating through
this final chapter of life.