June 8, 2011
-- Creative writing can help you express emotions through putting your thoughts on paper. Hospice at Home/Lory’s Place is offering a summer bereavement workshop called A Different Kind of Writer’s Group.
Led by workshop leader and writing coach Barbara Simpson, this four week workshop will encourage writing to get out what is inside of you. Whether it takes the form of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, a play or a song, no one can tell your story but you. Healing can occur through writing and the sharing of that writing. In this safe, confidential and non-judgmental writing group, you will have the opportunity to see writing as an art form which belongs to everyone. Attendance at all four sessions of this workshop is strongly encouraged
This program will take place on Tuesdays, June 21 – July 12, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Lory’s Place. Classes are for adults only and size is limited to ten participants on a first-come first-serve basis. Call Lory’s Place at 269-983-2707 to register.
Hospice at Home also offers other grief healing and education programs at Lory’s Place. There are regularly scheduled age-appropriate groups during the school year 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, celebrating 30 years serving the community, is the non-profit local hospice focusing on the patient and family regardless of the patients' diagnosis, treatment choices, or ability to pay. It provides quality care to people adjusting to living with a serious illness, as well as to people facing death, anticipating the death of a loved one, or 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 in Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, and Allegan Counties. 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-HOSPICE, 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.