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Grief Group Leader: ‘Happiness Can Come Back’

Posted on January 25, 2022 by Robin Ellington

Bereavement Group Facilitator Maureen O'Kelly, who has led Care Dimensions' Loss of Spouse/Partner group for 20 years, draws on her own experience when offering guidance about grief. ...

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Podcast: Opening to Grief

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Care Dimensions

Host Mary Crowe welcomes on Claire Willis, who is the author of “Opening to Grief.” In their conversation, Mary and Claire talk about grief being a natural response to loss, and not something that needs to be “fixed.” ...

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On Losing My Dad, but Regaining My Strength

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Olivia Schuller

Olivia Schuller, a teen when she lost her Dad at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2019, struggled with her grief and summoned the inner strength to carry on. ...

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Now and Next Year Children Need COVID Grief Support in Schools

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Kristin Kowalski, MS, School and Community Outreach Specialist

During the upcoming year and beyond, children will continue to need grief support in schools as they sort out their feelings of pain and grief after a year of COVID. ...

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Remembering My Dad this Father's Day

Posted on June 18, 2021 by Jay Capua

After his dad and mom were diagnosed with cancer, Jay became a caregiver before the age of 30, quarantining with them during COVID precautions and restrictions, people who were used to caring for themselves and their children. ...

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6 Tips for Coping with Loss on Mother's Day

Posted on May 6, 2021 by Roxane Weddle, LMHC

Happy Mother’s Day! This weekend, we will read this greeting in emails, texts and greeting cards. It’s been a dispiriting year of COVID-19 precautions, physical distancing and loss, but with vaccinations on the rise, many families are planning long-awaited reunions. For those who have lost a mom, stepmom, grandmother or mother-like figure, this celebration may bring heightened feelings...

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Q & A: How to Help Grieving Children

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

In observance of Child Life Month, here are some common questions Care Dimensions child life specialists handle when helping parents of children who have someone important receiving hospice care or has already died. ...

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A Spiritual Lift after Holiday Mourning

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Paula Scudieri

Family Day without Dad was difficult, but the bereavement bag from Care Dimensions reminded us that Dad was with us in spirit. ...

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A Letter to Grieving Teens

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Kelia Bergin

Reaching out to teens who have lost someone close to them, acknowledging that grief is complicated, and offering a virtual space for talking or just listening ...

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The Power of Forgiveness at End of Life

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

A hospice chaplain recalls how she took Mother Teresa's words to heart, which helped reconcile a family as one member neared the end of his life. ...

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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.