Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health Starting Free Holiday Blues Grief & Loss Support Group November 21, 2023
Here in the United States, it seems like “the holidays” are now starting at Halloween. But as Thanksgiving approaches, the black cats, witches, ghosts, gravestones, and skeletons have to exit to make room for the turkeys, even though the pumpkins, gourds, and autumn leaves remain. But look! Behind them are the tree decorations, wreaths, ornaments, lights, snowmen, and wrapping paper!
The colors, sparkle, and glitz of the holidays, however, can leave persons unfazed who have endured losses of any kind. Someone will be missing from the Thanksgiving table this year. ‘Remember how Dad used to lose it and swear when hanging the lights outside?’ ‘We just moved here from Oregon in August and we don’t really know anyone yet.’ ‘Who’s going to make the potato latkes for Hanukkah now that Bubbe is gone?’ ‘I got laid off three weeks ago and haven’t been able to find work.’ ‘We had to put Princess down- she was so sick.’ ‘What’s New Year’s going to be like without Uncle Jack to snowmobile with or to watch the games on TV?’ The season of celebration and merriment can be an emotionally difficult time for those unsettled and disturbed by bereavement.
As in previous years, Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health will be offering its “HOLIDAY BLUES Grief and Loss Support Group” for those in need of processing various losses and in need of support in the company of others.
The group will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 and will go for six sessions, concluding on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. The group meets at 10:30am in the upstairs art room (accessible by elevator) at the Plymouth Senior Center. The group process will include such handouts as “A Holiday Grievers Bill of Rights” to stimulate conversation and sharing as well as ideas for simple rituals that can be taken home. We strive toward providing an emotionally safe space where persons can find understanding and strength.
Persons who wish to participate must pre-register by contacting Guy Tillson, Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (603) 536-2232. Please contact him BEFORE Wednesday, November 15, 2023, so we have an idea of how many to prepare for.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 32 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.
Pemi-Baker is located at 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. To contact us please call: 603-536-2232 or email: email@example.com Like our Facebook Page: @pemibakerhospicehomehealth