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Rainbow Promise

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Robert Hagopian, M.Div.

A rainbow helps a Care Dimensions hospice chaplain support a grieving family and remind his co-workers of their promise to patients and families. ...

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Tips for Coping With Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Following Loss

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Wendy Paramore, LICSW

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can trigger intense feelings, even years after a death. Here are six tips that grieving families have found useful when trying to cope with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. ...

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Recognizing Desocialization Grief During a Pandemic

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to give up old norms, values, attitudes and behaviors. Recognizing the resulting grief can bring comfort. ...

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Coping with Grief During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by April Evans, LICSW

Whether you've lost a loved one or something you're attached to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some ways of coping with the loss. ...

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Different Type of Bereavement Visit Leads to Discovery

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Rev. Beth Loughhead, M.Div.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to move their bereavement meetings outside at a safe distance, Beth and Tracey noticed something special in their neighborhood. ...

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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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