December 2019


Student Window Art Sparks Joy for Residents of O’Neill Healthcare


Being separated from family and friends is difficult for everyone. It can be especially challenging for residents of nursing and assisted living facilities which must follow the recommended public health measures to keep everyone safe and protected. Recently, seniors enrolled in the Lorain County JVS Allied Health Sciences program collaborated with Hospice of the Western Reserve and O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville to let residents of the facility know they are not forgotten. They decided to surprise the residents by painting windows with positive messages and seasonal artwork.
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December 01 2020


Vietnam Veteran Honors Fellow Veteran Martin Tindera


Martin Tindera of Olmsted Falls was honored by Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR) with a virtual veterans recognition ceremony.
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December 01 2020


The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving


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At the beginning of The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving, Dr. Debra Holland states: “My wish is that this book gives you hope that you’ll eventually recover from your grief.” This book helps readers understand the grief process, their emotions and reactions. It also helps individuals who are supporting others through the grief journey.
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November 25 2020


Supporting Kids Through the Ups and Downs of the Holiday Season


For grieving families, the winter months may spark unexpected feelings of fear and anxiety over the approaching holidays. Where will we spend special days? What will we do? Will it upset Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, etc., if I bring up the person who died? Is it okay to have fun? Most often, children who have experienced the death of someone special are part of a larger family unit that is also grieving and adjusting to life after that same loss. As adults, taking care of ourselves and giving space to our own grief is essential as we support the grieving kids in our lives.
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November 25 2020


Grief and the Holidays


An inevitable question grieving people ask at this time of the year is, “How will I ever get through the holidays?” Whether it’s the first or second holiday season they face, the added strain can create increased pressure for people already experiencing intense feelings of grief. Combined with the stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to imagine coping well, much less finding any enjoyment in the season whatsoever. So how do you “get through” this time? There is no single answer. Let this be the guiding thought: Do what is comfortable for you.
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November 25 2020

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