During this series of sesssions, the art form of Mandalas will be emphasized. The word Mandala is Sanskrit and means “center” and “circle”. It represents wholeness and the totality of our being or self. Drawing and coloring Mandalas is like taking a journey to the center of our being and shedding light onto something that was hidden. It is a form of meditation which brings to our awareness messages from the unconscious, like bubbles that have been trapped and are finally released.
Class size is limited to 15 participants and will be held on Thursdays, from August 19 to September 2, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at the South Haven Hospice at Home Office, 05055 Blue Star Highway, South Haven. Please RSVP to Karen Riffer-Reinert, Bereavement Coordinator at 269-637-
Hospice at Home also offers ongoing groups that meet during the evening for adults and children at Lory’s Place Grief Healing and Education Center. The groups include regularly scheduled age-appropriate support group sessions that allow children and adults to interact with peers who have suffered similar loss. Groups for children and adults who are anticipating a loss or who have experienced a loss through pregnancy are also available, as well as educational and workplace grief programs. All community bereavement services are provided free of charge thanks to local community contributions.
Hospice at Home is the non-profit community hospice focusing on the patient and family regardless of the patients' diagnosis, treatment choices, life expectancy, or ability to pay. It provides quality care to people adjusting to living with a serious illness, to people facing death, to people anticipating the death of a loved one, or to people healing their grief after the death of a loved one. Hospice at Home places an emphasis on the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of those who need care and those receiving support services. Serving Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, and Allegan Counties, the care is coordinated by a team of physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, spiritual care counselors, bereavement coordinators, and trained volunteers. Extending this care, Lory’s Place, a bereavement and education center that builds hope and strength for every grieving family, is available to anyone in Southwest Michigan or Northern Indiana.
For more information contact Hospice at Home at 269-429-7100 or 1-800-717-3811, or go to www.hospiceathomecares.org or contact Lory’s Place at 269-983-2707 or 1-800-717-3812, or go to www.lorysplace.org.
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Hospice at Home is your non-profit hospice provider for SW Michigan. Offering comfort, dignity, and compassion to the terminally ill through a holistic, non-curative, approach to care, focused on enhancing the lives of patients for their remaining days.