November 2016

Finding Comfort in Grief

Grief is a normal necessary, natural, reaction to the death of a loved one. It is not a disease. It is not a problem. It is a solution and a way to heal. Finding comfort to alleviate the intense feelings of grief or distress is different for everybody. 

Just as everyone grieves in their own way, people find comfort and healing in a variety of ways. And for some, these ways might seem strange or different. Not everyone goes for the traditional talk therapy or grief support group. 

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November 18 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 

Give Students A Voice

There are several ways you can show your support for Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, Nov. 17. Try one of these ideas to support a grieving child or adolescent in a fun and supportive way.

The national color for Children’s Grief Awareness Day is royal blue and the symbol is the butterfly.
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November 15 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss Events 

9 Ways Hospice Helps Family Caregivers

​The most common statement I hear from families after their experience with us is, “Gee, I wish we had gone with hospice sooner.” Although each of us is mortal, death and dying are not something we spend much time thinking about. We’re too busy living day to day.

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November 04 2016

Categories: Hospice Gwen Rifici 

EDWINS Brings French Cuisine to Hospice Patients and Their Families

​The culinary team at EDWINS Restaurant, 13101 Shaker Square, visited David Simpson Hospice House recently to prepare and serve residents and their families a dinner of expertly prepared French cuisine as part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s innovative Meal to Remember program. Families dined on a delectable meal prepared and served by Chef Gerry Grim. The menu included a salad of local greens with house-pickled onions dressed in vinaigrette, an entree of Coq au vin with herb-roasted potatoes and a dessert of peach and strawberry compote with vanilla pastry cream.

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November 03 2016

Categories: News and Community Volunteers 

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