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Helping Children Cope With Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions' Children's Program Staff offer tips on how to help children who are dealing with loss of a loved one or loss of routines during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Podcast: Concepts of Grief and Loss

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas touch upon the realities of dealing with grief and loss and ways that we can care for each other during those difficult times. ...

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Spanish Language Grief Counselor Offers Grief Support Groups in Greater Boston

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Rebecca Farahbakhsh

After a career in education, Rebecca Farahbakhsh returned to college to launch a second career as a dual-language (Spanish and English) grief counselor. Now she leads drop-in grief support groups in Greater Boston. ...

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Yoga for Living with Loss: One Man's Life-Changing Bereavement Support

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Áine Greaney Ellrott

After his wife of 42 years died suddenly, Britt Hall turned to a Care Dimensions bereavement support group for help, which led to a specialized yoga class for coping with loss. ...

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Death of Developmentally Disabled Child Can Bring Complicated Emotions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by By Erin Uzarski

The loss of a developmentally disabled child can bring a complex array of emotions due to being not only a parent, but also a long-term caregiver, advocate, case manager, and, sometimes, a legal representative, even as that child enters adulthood. For these and other reasons, parents who have lost a developmentally disabled child often find it difficult to relate to other bereaved parents who c...

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Podcast: Coping with the Holidays After a Loss

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Veronica Giarla

In the latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts discuss grieving during the holidays, key pieces of advice for navigating the holiday season for those who are grieving, and support available through Care Dimensions. ...

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4 Grief Support Tips for the Holidays

Posted on December 17, 2019 by April Evans

Here are four grief support tips to help you not only survive the holidays, but to also find some solace during the season. ...

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Coping with First Holiday Season After a Loved One’s Death

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Erin Uzarski, MS

Care Dimensions Bereavement Counselor Erin Uzarski offers some practical strategies for coping with your first holiday season without your loved one. ...

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Grieving Your Dad? 6 Tips for Father's Day

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Roxane Weddle, LMHC

Happy Father’s Day!  This weekend, we will hear and read this greeting over backyard barbecue tables and via interstate telephone calls, emails and greeting cards.    However, if you are grieving the loss of your dad, stepdad, grandad or guardian, this Father’s Day may be anything but happy. Instead, you may feel sad and lonely.  This is normal. In the words of g...

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Honoring Fallen Service Members, Drawing on Hospice Experience

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Rev. Jay Libby, M.Div.

A Care Dimensions hospice chaplain offers Memorial Day reflections on the similarities and the differences between his day-to-day role, and that of his job as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. ...

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.