Grief support is an important part of the services offered by Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County’s Pathways of Hope at the Generations of Life Center. Support services are available to meet a variety of needs and are offered free of charge to all members of the community regardless of their association with this hospice.
- Growing Through Grief support groups provide a safe, informal environment for the expression of thoughts and feelings associated with grief. These support groups are offered during the daytime. Registration is required – call the office for more information to register at (937) 573-2100.
- Camp Courageous is a summer day camp for children entering grades K-6 who are experiencing grief and loss issues. The camp provides a non-threatening environment where those attending can express and share their feelings.
- Memorial Services are held at various times throughout the year and are open to the public.
- The Lending Library offers resource materials to anyone in the community.
- The 6 O’Clock Supper and the Friendship Luncheon are monthly gatherings for grieving adults. Participants order from the menu and have an opportunity to enjoy good food and conversation. Please call our Center for for specific meeting times and the location of this month’s event.
- Individual Grief Support and Education is available to adults, children, and teens in the greater Miami county area who have experienced the death of a loved one. Contact our office at (937) 573-2103 to arrange an appointment with our Bereavement Coordinator.
Special events include:
- Butterly Release Memorial is a way to remember and honor special people who have touched your life and who live on in your memories. At the conclusion of the service, participants release live butterflies in memory of loved ones.
- Fall River Walk Memorial is a beautiful fall walk in memory of your loved ones. We will honor each person being remembered by gently placing a flower in the Stillwater River during the reading of names.
- Grief and the Holidays Memorial offers discussions about why holiday grief is so hard—the anticipation, our limitations, and expectations and past traditions. We will talk about compromise and giving yourself permission to create your own rituals to acknowledge your loved one while caring for yourself. The discussion is adjourned with a holiday memorial service and light refreshments.
Our Bereavement staff is available to speak at your event, school, or organization. Topics include basic information about Pathways of Hope, age-related grief education, volunteer opportunities, programming, and ways you can help. Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 573-2100.