Hospice Services of Lake County is offering a four-part workshop series for professionals and community members seeking to be more knowledgeable and skillful in their relationships with those who are experiencing grief from the death of a loved one. The series is designed to meet the variety of needs in our community and is recommended for caregivers, counselors, health care providers, human service professionals, volunteers and anyone else interested.
The bi-weekly sessions on four Saturdays begin October 3, followed by October 17 and 31 and ending November 14. Each session is set for 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and will take place at the Bereavement Center on the Hospice Services campus, 1862 Parallel Drive. Due to the current COVID–19 precautions, individuals may also participate in the workshop sessions online using Zoom.
There is a $25.00 material fee to cover resources, tools, and materials included in the training. Participants will receive a variety of printed materials and a DVD. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch.
Registration is open through September 25.
Sessions will be facilitated by Bereavement Services Manager Kathleen Bradley. Bradley will lead participants through topics using a bereavement support group model including guided discussions, guest speakers, and use of multimedia.
“Interactions involving our collective experiences with death and dying and insights from subject matter experts will enrich the learning environment as we journey through this group process together,” states Bradley.
Supporting individuals who are mourning the loss of a loved one can be challenging, especially in Lake County where so many complicated deaths occur. With the recent pandemic and wildfires, learning how to navigate grief in a positive way is paramount to many individuals, says Bradley. A deeper understanding of grief and enhanced skills will help participants reach out and comfort those that are grieving.
For more information and to register, contact Bradley by calling 707-263-6207 ext. 123, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or visiting Hospice Services of Lake County.
Hospice Services of Lake County provides the highest quality medical, emotional, and spiritual care to help patients and their families navigate their end-of-life journeys. For more information, call Hospice Services of Lake County, (707) 263-6222. Visit the organization’s website at www.lakecountyhospice.org.