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Support & Socialize

Some Friends of Hospice members need help with the grief they are experiencing – both in anticipation of a death and long after. Partners In Care has a robust community bereavement program that is free of charge. Registration is required for most groups as well as individual personal counseling. Call (541) 830-6566 or visit the Partners In Care website for more information.

Here’s a sampling of some activities & support groups:

» Let’s Get Together! – There will be several ways to get together with other Friends of Hospice members and bring a friend as well. Here are a couple to mark on your calendar:

» Learn Over Lunch! – Monthly educational programs held on the third Friday of the month. Free. Light lunch provided. MUST rsvp. Watch the calendar and Facebook posts for details.

» Fourth Friday with Friends! — Monthly Social and Open Conversation in the Arts In Care Gallery at Partners In Care. This is a forum for discussing end-of-life issues with an open heart and open mind. There’s no agenda other than to generate meaningful, energetic conversation free from judgment. 5:00pm-6:30pm. Refreshments included. Free to members plus 1.

» Book Discussion Group – Watch for listings in the Coming Soon section or Calendar. If you’d like to participate in a discussion group based on Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, please feel free to email us here.

» Monthly Bereavement Potluck – Lunch provided with an opportunity to socialize with others who are experiencing grief or loss. Meets the second Tuesday of each month.

» Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & The Boys – Gentlemen only, meets the second and last Friday of the month, 9:30am-11:00am.

» Grief Relief – An 8-week group session where participants find hope, connection, and solace together.

» Widowhood – A support group for women who have lost a spouse or significant other. A 6-week group.

» Traumatic Loss Support Group – Losses by suicide, homicide, accident, or other forms of trauma share common bonds that bring participants together for eight weeks of sharing, comfort, and support toward healing.

» Camp Courage – A 4-day camp for children who have experienced a loss in their lives. Utilizes art and pet therapy with enjoyable activities. Free day camp in July. Participants may also follow up with individual and family counseling and My Friend’s House, an after-school program for children and their parents or guardians.