For Immediate Release
Kristin Mostowski | Director of Public Relations, Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301
Community Hospice Recognizes Children’s Grief Awareness Day
Modesto, CA (November 13, 2018) – On November 15, 2018, Community Hospice will recognize and honor Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day of advocacy that aims to raise awareness and support for grieving children and teens across the United States. Children’s Grief Awareness Day was established in 2008 with the goal to educate and increase awareness of the needs of grieving children, as well as the benefits they may obtain through community resources.
Children and teens who have experienced the death of a close loved one often feel like their struggles are invisible to all around them. Often they are left feeling lost, alone, different from their peers and misunderstood. Grief education and support is beneficial in helping children and teens understand their feelings are normal and they are not alone. Support allows for the opportunity to share with peers that have gone through similar circumstances, learn healthy ways to express their loss and normalize their grief, as well as explore the tools needed to memorialize their loved one and more forward.
“The children and teens in our community are our future. At Community Hospice we are passionate about helping our community members as they travel their grief journey, providing resources to support them during such a difficult time,” shared C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO Community Hospice. “We are honored to offer specialized programs for children and teens to help them along their path. Individual and group grief support, onsite school children’s grief support and Camp Erin® of the Central Valley are all available, at no cost to the family.”
We invite our community to support Children’s Grief Awareness Day on November 15, 2018 by wearing BLUE and joining us on Community Hospice Social Media using #CGADHOPE. To learn more about Children’s Grief Awareness Day, visit heal.hospiceheart.org or call the Community Hospice Children’s Grief Support Services at 209.578.6300.
About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community based hospice agency, serving the San Joaquin Valley since 1979. Community Hospice provides compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of the ability to pay. Care extends to more than 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-room Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community at no cost. For more information call (209) 578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.