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! Grief Savvy
April 10, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM,CSA
Human beings are inherently relational creatures. Among other things, we attach to people, things, ideas, titles, money, and dreams. Hence, we are consequently at risk of experiencing loss and grief as attachments change or end. Mourning our losses requires courage - courage to feel the pain, address the void, integrate the loss, and reengage with life. Far too often in our society, the time needed to mourn is not recognized or honored as we rush to return to work and to get "back to normal." We instead need to recognize the need to mourn our losses if we are to move through and beyond grief. Becoming grief savvy will serve you and your loved ones well. 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 and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Click here to learn more.
NEW! Book Club
Mondays, April 15-April 29
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care
Read and discuss the book Second Firsts - Live, Laugh, and Love Again by Christina Rasmussen. A step-by-step method focused on creating a satisfying life after loss. Based on the science of neuroplasticity and our ability to adapt to change. Not recommended if loss is very recent. To register, call 719.633.3400 and press 5.
Aging America - Coping with Loss, Dying & Death in Later Life
Tuesday, April 23
3:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Space Foundation Corporate Headquarters
Join us at the Space Foundation Tuesday, April 23 from 3:15 TO 6:00 p.m. for a free workshop on coping with loss, dying and death in later life, This event is open to the public, healthcare professionals, caregivers or anyone struggling with grief and loss. The event will have a social hour with refreshments, a moderated discussion with expert panelists and counts as 2.5 CE credits. RSVP to 719.884.6536 by April 16. Click here for more info.
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.