Kaweah Delta Hospice offers free "Grief and the Holidays" workshops
Kaweah Delta Hospice offers free “Grief and the Holidays” workshops
VISALIA, CA – Kaweah Delta Hospice’s Bereavement Team will
present “Grief and the Holidays,” Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 in Visalia.
This free workshop is for those who are experiencing the holidays without
a loved one for the first time.
The workshop is free and will take place at 6 p.m, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
and 6 p.m, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
program will be presented in a live meeting format online. To register
for the workshop, please visit
Attendees will meet others on similar journeys and explore how they can
honor their loved ones and holiday traditions after the loss. For more
information, call (559) 733-0642 or e-mail
“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.
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. The difficulties that COVID-19
has added to the grieving process may also be a topic.
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 more than 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.