Happy Thanksgiving! This week, the Thanksgiving holiday propels us into another holiday season. All around us, people seem to be planning and celebrating. Friends and family express thanks for their many blessings; Christmas music plays on the radio; holiday cards arrive in the mail; decorations are hung; and plans are made to reconnect with friends and family. But, amidst the joy, laughter and sparkle, for those grieving the loss of a loved one, this time of year is fraught with anxiety, stress and maybe even dread.
Over the years, Hospice of the Red River Valley has offered various articles and tips for coping with grief. And, this year, we are pleased to share grief information with you in our upcoming Confidence in Care webinar series. Please join us for this informational webinar series where you’ll learn about:
Tuesday, November 27, 2-3 p.m.
This webinar will define anticipatory grief and dispel myths associated with this type of grief. Participants will explore different types of anticipatory loss and identify challenges and issues faced by individuals and families dealing with anticipatory grief. Click here to register.
Grief and Loss Awareness
Tuesday, December 4, 2-3 p.m.
Participants in this webinar will learn about various types of grief, factors that influence grief and suggestions for successfully handling grief. They will also learn how to identify warning signs of complicated grief, and how to seek help for those dealing with complicated grief issues. Click here to register.
Professional Caregiver Grief and Grief in the Workplace
Tuesday, December 11, 2-3 p.m.
This webinar will provide a way for health care professionals to explore issues of grief and loss as it relates to their roles as professional caregivers. Participants will also learn strategies to help grieving co-workers. Click here to register.
Please note: While these webinars are intended for health care professionals (nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, physicians, etc.), the series is free and open to anyone who might find value in this information.
This Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for you—our readers, supporters, advocates and partners in care. We are truly blessed to live and work in the communities we call home. Happy Thanksgiving!
For more information about Hospice of the Red River Valley, please visit our website or contact us at 1-800-237-4629.