Resources

Benefits For Children

September 9, 2020

In 2017, the Social Security Administration distributed an average of $2.6 billion each month to benefit about 4.2 million children because one or both of their parents are disabled, retired, or deceased. Those dollars help to provide the necessities of life for family members and help make it possible for those children to complete high school. When a parent becomes disabled or dies, Social Security benefits help stabilize the family’s financial future.

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2020

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. https://www.overdoseday.com/ We offer support to family and friends of loved ones who have lost their lives due to an opioid related overdose. Click here for more information: https://heal.hospiceheart.org/mood-mourning-opioid-overdose-deaths/

Positive Vibes Videos

April 6, 2020

As parents with young children shelter in place in response to COVID-19, Community Hospice would like to introduce Positive Vibes, family friendly activities and stories that promote healthy living.

 

Resources

October 9, 2018

 

It is human nature to share ideas and opinions with others. At times, it can be difficult to distinguishing the truth from an opinion freely given. Below are resources that may assist you in your personal growth along your grief journey. You determine, from what you learned if the information can assist you in your personal growth or not. The pain of grief comes in many different shades. As unique individuals we feel and respond differently. Discover your healing path with the help of a skilled grief counselor.

“Just as people do not live alike, they do not die alike. Death and dying occur in social context.”

– Cultural Competency in Grief and Loss, by Robin Florelli, MSW, LCSW, and Wanda Jenkins, MHS.

The resources provided below are a variety of recommended readings that may assist you or someone you love in the grieving process.

Remember Me

August 7, 2018

You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

– David Harkins