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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 by September 21.
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August 22, 2017
Sound Bites: A Most Delicious Fundraiser

On September 16, the 6th Annual Sound Bites event will take place at 7 P.M. at Foxcroft Academy. Sound Bites is a unique fundraiser that combines a decadent dessert buffet with an evening of live music with a café-like ambience. This year’s featured entertainers are the Foxcroft Academy Alumni Band and the Doughty Hill Band. Harpist Isleen Halvorsen’s offerings provide a gentle backdrop for guests as they arrive and during intermission when they can enjoy the dessert buffet. Stacy Stitham, Esq. will be the evening’s emcee. Come relax in a lovely café atmosphere where you can enjoy friends, beautiful music, and delicious desserts created by local bakers and eateries. Tickets may be purchased for $15 each and will be available at the door the evening of the show, or they may be purchased ahead of time at the Pine Tree Hospice Office. For more information, call 564-4346 or email wecare at
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August 22, 2017
“Tools for Coping with Grief” Topic for Lunch & Learn in September
Lunch & Learn Adult Bereavement Program will be held on Tuesday, September 12th at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. A free, nutritious lunch will be served. Lunch & Learn is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Bereavement Program, and is open to any adult who has experienced grief and loss, whether recently or in the past. In September we will be fortunate to have Dr. Deborah Drew speaking on the topic of “Tools for Coping with Grief.” Deb is a Counselor Educator, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), as well as a certified Professional School Counselor. To pre-register for Lunch & Learn please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email them at wecare at[return to menu]