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For those who are experiencing their first holiday following the loss of a loved one, the emotions of the holiday season can be overwhelming. Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County’s Pathways of Hope “Hope for the Holidays” to help.
Open to any member of the community who has lost a loved one, “Hope for the Holidays” is a presentation by the bereavement counseling staff that will celebrate and honor lost loved ones. Discussion will explore why holiday grief is so hard and offer participants new insights into how to cope and care for themselves. The program will include a holiday memorial service and light refreshments. Participants will also receive a keepsake ornament. “Hope for the Holidays” is slated for Saturday, December 1 from 3 to 4 pm at First Lutheran Church, 2899 West Main Street in Troy.
“Hope for the Holidays” is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the community. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by November 28. When making a reservation, attendees are asked to indicate the number attending as well as the name of the loved one being remembered and honored. Those interested can register by calling Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Pathways of Hope at Generations of Life Bereavement Center at 937.573.2103.