August 8, 2016

Free grief support available in Redmond

From St. Charles Hospice,

Community grief support programs available

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St. Charles Hospice offers free grief support programs, monthly support luncheon gatherings, in-school grief support programs for students, and individualized support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. These programs are offered to the community.

8 Week Grief Support Group: Understanding Your Grief
When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. This program creates a safe and supportive environment to begin the journey toward healing. Take time to take care of yourself, to meet with others and find that you are not alone. Location and dates vary throughout the year in Prineville, Bend, Madras, and La Pine.
Upcoming Group: Location Bend -- Sept. 13 - Nov. 1, evenings 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Redmond Grief Support Group – Understanding Your Grief
Tuesday afternoons – 2:30 - 4 p.m. – Meet in lobby at fireplace; St. Charles Hospital, Redmond, corner of NW Kingwood Ave. and NW Canal.

Morning Walk and Meditation – Pine Nursery Park Bend
We would like to begin a weekly morning walking meditation group at one of Bend’s beautiful parks with a focus upon healing grief.  If this is of interest to you, please contact Susan Coyle, Bereavement Coordinator, see below. Well socialized dogs welcome.
Soup for the Soul
Join us for this once a month gathering for grief support. Lunch is provided. Here you will find comfort and support from others who are on the same journey.

Soup for the Soul - Prineville Area:  
Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
The first Thursday of every month, except for any holiday. 12 - 1:30 p.m., St. Charles Hospital, 384 SE Combs Flat Road, Prineville, Ochoco Room “C” upstairs.

Soup for the Soul - Madras Area:
July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
The fourth Thursday of every month, except for any holiday. 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., St. Charles Hospital, 470 NE “A” Street, Madras, Paulina Room.

Upcoming Support Events
(please call to register)
  • Grief Workshop: Turning Grief into Creative Expression – Redmond -  Sept. 10.
  • Annual Community Service of Remembrance - Light Up a Life
Prineville area: Dec. 1, Bend area: Dec. 4, Madras area: Dec. 11.
  • Grief Workshop: Entering the New Year After Loss – Redmond -  Jan. 14, 2017.

Contact Susan Coyle, Bereavement Coordinator, St. Charles Hospice, 541-706-7600, for more information on upcoming groups, or monthly support meetings.

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