Special Offerings

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!  How Will Your Story End?

May 8, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker:  Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM,CSA
Although we live in a death averse society, you have probably thought about how you want your journey to end.  If you are like the majority of people in our country, you want to die at home - surrounded by family and friends.  But the sad reality is that most people don't get what they want at the end of life.  Due to circumstances and the domino effect of acute, aggressive care, far too manay people die in the sterile, unfamiliar, dehumanizing enivronment of an ICU.  So, the question is:  How can reclaim authorship of our ending?   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.  

Zoo Camp - A Children's Day Camp 

June 11, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Please note that child must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us as your child shares a special day with peers who are also healing from loss.  There will be a guided tour where the kids can visit and feed the zoo animals, learn how animals grieve, and see what is done to help them. Includes:

  • Sharing time
  • Interactive crafts
  • Lunch
  • Zoo activities

Pre-registration required by June 1, 2019, by calling 719.884.6533.

Commemorations

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. 

What Our Families Say

On behalf of my family I would like to thank you and the staff of Pikes Peak Hospice for your care and
concern for my father 
and for his family during his stay with you. I would recommend your
organization without hesitation to anyone who might be in need of your services. 

I want to commend all of the professionals that helped my family and my husband.  
You were all so kind and caring to all of us during the hardest time of our lives. You all are angels!  Thank you.

Please applaud the Red Team for caring for my husband and teaching me to care for him. 
You made his last week as comfortable and as pain free as possible and
you cared for me when he passed.  Thank you.

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