To lose a loved one is a difficult journey, no matter the type of loss or how it occurs. Hospice bereavement coordinators Celia M. R. Blum, MSW, LSW, and Karyn Arnold, BS, help families navigate the journey after a loss occurs. They encourage families to seek support and utilize the resources in the Doylestown Health community.
On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 11 am to 1 pm, Celia and Karyn will lead a virtual seminar: "Who Am I Now: An Introduction to Loss and Grief for the Newly Bereaved." The seminar is open to anyone in the community who is recently bereaved. During the workshop, Celia and Karyn will discuss navigating new grief and loss, understanding the grief process and provide helpful community resources.
"There are three things we discuss at the very beginning of the seminar," says Celia. "First, this is not a club anyone wants to join. Next, there are many ways to manage new grief and each person's process is unique. And finally, there's no rule book you have to follow." People interested in joining the seminar might be asking themselves what this "new normal" may look like after a loss and how long it might take to feel "normal" again. The seminar's goal is to validate that each person's grief process is different and grief is a real thing that impacts behavior, emotions and more.
Participants will learn about the importance of self-care as a healing component and will receive tools and strategies to help move through their grief journey. There will also be time for sharing and questions and answers. Celia reflects, "I want people to know that with this being such a challenging time right now, you don't have to go through grief alone. There are still viable services in place and we are always here to provide our support to the community."
For questions about Doylestown Health bereavement support programs and services or to register for the seminar, call 215.345.2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Doylestown Health Hospice
When a patient's life expectancy is six months or less, comfort care options may be needed. Doylestown Health Hospice provides expert pain management, symptom-control techniques, caregiver relief, psychosocial and spiritual support, bereavement support, medical therapies and palliative care. Our compassionate approach to end-of-life care includes physician services, registered nurses, a chaplain, a social worker, home health aides, volunteers, and bereavement counselors who work together to help the entire family during these very difficult times.