February 2017


A Child's View: When A Pet Dies


Has your family recently experienced the death of a beloved family pet? Are you struggling to find ways to help your child cope with the loss? If the answer is “yes,” there are several ways to help your child express their big feelings of grief and remember your pet.


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February 22 2017


The Power of a Journal and a Photo


​This past September, the Healing Arts art therapy program of the Bereavement Center offered Words and Snapshots, a five-week photography and journaling workshop series. During those five weeks, three strangers developed a bond in a way that only those who have experienced deep loss can. As one participant noted, “We experienced a real connection of kindred spirits. The ability to share was huge, very comforting.” Another said, “Five minutes after you’re in here, it’s not about paper, it’s about people.”


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February 22 2017


Angel Catcher by Kathy Eldon & Amy Eldon Turteltaub


​Angel Catcher is a beautiful journal book written by Kathy Eldon and her daughter Amy Eldon Turteltaub after the tragic loss of one of their family members. This journal of remembrance was first published in 1998, then revised to reach a new audience with the message of hope and peace as one copes with a loss.
 
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February 22 2017


Coping with the Loneliness of Grief


​One of the most difficult aspects of the grieving process is the feeling of loneliness. Many bereaved find an empty house, the phone not ringing as much, loss of companionship or the sounds of silence difficult to manage as they learn to adjust to their new normal.


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February 21 2017


Medina Restaurateur Serves Gift of the Heart to Honor Parents


​George Santosuosso, owner of the popular Italian restaurant Santo Suosso’s in Medina, sent his parents the ultimate valentine. John and Florence Santosuosso, married 69 years, had both received care from Hospice of the Western Reserve. His mother died at age 89 in 2015, followed by his father last year at age 91. The restaurateur decided to honor their memory by donating and serving a Valentine’s Day dinner to hospice patients and their families at the Hospice of Medina County Care Center.


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February 15 2017

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