The Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Center for Grief and Loss offers a number of special events, programs and resources to support families who have lost a loved one in our care, as well as our community.
Lunch and Learn About LIFE! Plotting and Planning - Advance Care Planning
August 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM,CSA
Western society is depicted as death averse and youth affirming. We spend an inordinate amount of time, attention, and money to retain a youthful appearance that then masks the reality of our mortality. Our reluctance to engage in the advance care planning process is rooted in our fear of death. It takes courage to consider what is beyond this life - to contemplate the unknown, the mysterious. Perhaps if we reframed the process in terms of how we choose to live, we would be more inclined to articulate our wishes. While the program is FREE, registration is required! Email your name and zip code to CardinaLife@msn.com to reserve your spot. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by Dignity Memorial/Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care and AARP Colorado.
Commemoration is deeply rooted in the culture of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. We know how important it is for family and friends to have opportunities to remember their loved one and even reconnect with staff members. Services include a number of commemorative celebrations throughout the year, including our annual Commemorative Celebration (held the first Saturday after Memorial Day), Tribute Wall Memorial Receptions and Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Grief and Loss in the Workplace
This presentation addresses the impact of grief on employee performance and appropriate ways to offer support in the workplace.
Educational Presentations for the Community
Single session grief education presentations are available by request. Your community organization can schedule a presentation or get additional information.
Hope and the Holidays
Offers discussionon the grief process and practical suggestions for coping. May also be presented to your group or workplace.
Referrals to Other Resources, Services and Expertise
Referrals can be arranged for individuals with needs beyond the scope of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care's Center for Grief and Loss.
Taking the First Step
For additional information or to access services, please call 719-633-3400 and press 5 to speak reach the Center for Grief and Loss, or contact us by submitting our website form.