It’s hard to believe that we are heading into fall. The days are getting shorter, and the evenings are cooler. Change is in the air. For many of you, change took place days, weeks or months ago. Life changes forever when you lose a loved one. It’s as if you are forced to join a club in which you want NO part! Just as we have no control over the calendar and the seasons, we also had no control over the death of our loved ones. The only thing we do have control over is our attitude and how we are going to live with the hand we have been dealt. I can only say to you that things will get easier. In the meanwhile, it is important to surround yourself with positive people, let the tears flow as needed, and remember to live you life as to honor your loved one. Seasons come and go, but memories will live on forever.
I am grateful that I have the opportunity to speak words into you life each month. I only hope that some of them bring you hope. Many of you I have never met, but I want you to know that you are precious to us here at Hospice, and we are here to help in any way that we can. Along with one-on-one time, we offer many group activities. I hope you will take advantage of any that sound interesting or helpful. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to call me at 740-432-7440.
September 8- “Lunch Bunch” at Mr. Lee’s in Cambridge at Noon
September 13- “Lunch Bunch” at Belmont County Library Annex at Noon. Bring your lunch
NEW!!! September 20- Understanding Grief Support Group at Hospice of Guernsey office (9711 East Pike Rd. Cambridge) from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. This is a 9 week group and books will need to be ordered for participants. If you are interested in attending call 740-432-7440.
September 22- Breakfast Support Group at Patty’s Place in Belle Valley at 9:00 AM
May a smile touch your soul today!
Terri Wootton MSW, LISW, ACHP-SW, Bereavement Coordinator