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“Expressing Grief Through Activities” at Lunch & Learn  January update January 3, 2018
Rev. Ray Beless Guest Speaker at November Lunch & Learn October 24, 2017
HOSPICE NEWS NETWORK  view or download a copy September 26, 2017
“Self-Care for the Bereaved” Topic for October Lunch & Learn September 25, 2017
“We Didn’t Sign Up For This”: Helping Families Cope With Grief September 8, 2017
January 3, 2018
“Expressing Grief Through Activities” at Lunch & Learn

Pine Tree Hospice hosts a Lunch & Learn Adult Bereavement Program at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, September through May. On January 9th, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M., those in the community who are experiencing grief due to death, whether recently or in the past, are invited to attend and to also enjoy a free, nutritious lunch. As a December snowstorm prevented the presentation portion from taking place then, Lisa Joy White, M.A. will be speaking this month on the topic of “Expressing Grief Through Activities.” In addition to her personal experience with grief and loss, Lisa has an M.A. in Thanatology (the study of dying, death, and bereavement) and is the Coordinator of Volunteers and Client Services for Pine Tree Hospice. Please call 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org to register.
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October 24, 2017
Rev. Ray Beless Guest Speaker at November Lunch & Learn

Rev. Ray Beless will be speaking on the topic of “Grief Through the Holidays” at Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch & Learn Adult Bereavement Program on Tuesday, November 14th from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. Rev. Beless is a part of the Grief Care Fellowship and a chaplain at Mayo Regional Hospital and for the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department.

Lunch & Learn is open to any adult in the community who has experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past. A free, nutritious lunch is served. There is no charge for this event. Please call 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org to register. [return to menu]
September 25, 2017
“Self-Care for the Bereaved” Topic for October Lunch & Learn

Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch & Learn Adult Bereavement Program will be held on Wed., October 18th from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. (Please note change of day for this Lunch & Learn only.) A free, nutritious lunch will be served. Lunch & Learn is open to any adult in the community who has experienced grief and loss whether recent or in the past. Gayle Worden will speak on the topic of “Self-Care for the Bereaved”. Gayle is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Executive Director of Community Fitness in Guilford. She is passionate about holistic fitness for the individual and the community. There is no charge for this group which meets September through May. Please call 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org to register.
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September 8, 2017
“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. A death in the family affects every member of the family from the oldest to the youngest. Children’s grief is typically expressed in ways that are different from adults’ and how well a child copes is affected by how the parent is coping. 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, September 28th and meets each Thursday through November 2nd, 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 wecare at pinetreehospice.org by September 21.
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