All posts by Lisa Marcolongo

Workshop: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice is offering a three-part series workshop, Coping with Grief During the Holidays, November 9, 16, and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at The Elizabeth Hospice’s San Diego office located in the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station: 2820 Roosevelt Rd, Suite 200 San Diego 92106.

Holidays are filled with many precious memories. This time of year can also be challenging following the loss of a loved one. Learn a variety of tools for coping with grief during this holiday season.

Adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one are welcome to attend. The workshop fee is $30 per person for this three-part series. Attendance at all three sessions is strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Registration is requested by November 4. For more information or to register, please call (760) 796-3757 or email cccevent@ehospice.org

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Fall Conference and Webcast on Children’s Grief

The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice will host a national webcast on children’s grief presented by the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) on November 12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at The Elizabeth Hospice located at 500 La Terraza, Suite 130 Escondido 92025.

In honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day, the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice is proud to host the local viewing of a national webcast on children’s grief. Presented by the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC), this first-time educational event will feature nationally recognized leaders in the field of childhood bereavement. The webcast is geared towards professionals in the fields of funeral services, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support.

The fee is $30. Lunch is provided. CEUs are available for $25. Seating is limited. For more information and to register, please call (619) 294-8000 or Melissa.Lunardini@ehospice.org by November 10.

The Center for Compassionate Care also invites families that have experienced the death of someone close to them to Family Night on November 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Gallery 17@Barracks 17 located at 2710 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106. To RSVP or for more information, please call (800) 797-2050 or email cccevent@ehospice.org

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Family Ties: A Family Night in Honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day

The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice invites families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to attend a family night on Thursday, November 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station Gallery 17 Event Space located at 2710 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106.

Please join other families at “Family Ties: A family event in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day.” This unique family event will feature activities, education and an opportunity to connect with other families in the San Diego area. Resources will be provided to aid in one’s journey.

There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is required. Light desserts will be provided. For more information and to register, please call (760) 796-3721 or email cccevent@ehospice.org

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The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Volunteer Training

The Elizabeth Hospice will host a three-day volunteer training for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer November 17, 18, 19 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public. Must attend all three days. Volunteers that can assist with complementary therapies such as pet therapy, aromatherapy, music support, Reiki, as well as, licensed massage therapists are greatly needed. Spanish speaking volunteers and veterans are also needed. The Elizabeth Hospice serves communities in San Diego County and Inland Empire.

Professional staff at The Elizabeth Hospice teach the comprehensive training classes, addressing issues such as the volunteer role in hospice care, working with non-verbal patients, cultural diversity, complementary therapies, and active listening. Graduates of this volunteer training will serve hospice patients and their family members that live in the graduate’s community.

To ensure a place in the volunteer training, please contact the Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 by November 10.

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The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Child and Teen Grief Support Group in San Diego

The Elizabeth Hospice offers a grief support group for children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18 in partnership with the UPACC and ACE Program Center located at 5348 University Ave., Suite F202 San Diego, CA 92105. The support group meets the first and third Monday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

According to the National Alliance for Grieving Children, each year there are 1.5 million grieving children and teens in the United States. The Elizabeth Hospice has implemented a nationally recognized childhood bereavement model in San Diego. This comprehensive model is designed to help children and teens decrease their sense of isolation, increase coping skills, encourage connection among their peers and provide education on grief and loss.

For more information about this new support group, please contact Melissa Lunardini at (619) 294-8000 or email Melissa.Lunardini@ehsopice.org

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Grief Support Group in Spanish

The Elizabeth Hospice is offering a drop-in grief support group to the Latino community every first and third Monday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in partnership with the UPACC and ACE Program Center located at 5348 University Ave., Suite F202 San Diego, CA 92105.

Bilingual bereavement peer counselors will provide resources to help adults who have lost someone close, adjust to their loss, while honoring their memories. The support group will consist of grief and loss education, sharing of individual experiences, group support and encouragement. No cost.

For more information please call (619) 708-4220 (after 5pm- 1-800-223-9458) to speak with peer counselor, Bevelynn Bravo.

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