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Published on November 13, 2014

Community Hospital’s Hospice of the Central Coast hosts holiday grief workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Monica Sciuto (831) 622-2756

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — The holiday season can be extremely difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Hospice of the Central Coast is hosting support groups to help those who have experienced a loss to navigate the holidays this season.

Four workshops will be held.  Grief and Support at the Holidays will be held on Monday, November 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Saturday, November 22 from noon to 2 p.m. The workshop, Caring for Yourself, will be held on Monday, December 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Exploring Hope and New Traditions will be held on Saturday, December 13 from noon to 2 p.m.

Workshops will help those who have experienced a loss by offering hope and addressing expectations, chores, memories, and feelings. Attendees will learn coping skills and find creative ways to integrate memories of their loved ones in new traditions and rituals.

All workshops are free and are held at Westland House, located at 100 Barnet Segal Lane in Monterey. For more information and to RSVP, please call Connie Riley, MA, chaplain, at (831) 649-7750.

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, and a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/

 

ABOUT HOSPICE OF THE CENTRAL COAST

Hospice of the Central Coast, affiliated with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, is a team of doctors, nurses, home health aides, pharmacists, chaplains, social workers, and trained home care and bereavement volunteers - all dedicated to managing and supporting any and all end-of-life concerns. Hospice of the Central Coast serves the residents of Monterey and San Benito counties.   Hospice care is provided wherever the person calls home; this may be in the family home, a residential care, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility. Find more information about Hospice of the Central Coast online.

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