Hospice to offer holiday grief support


TROY — The holidays are fast approaching, and this time of year can be most painful — especially if you have recently lost a loved one through death. The holidays are a time when family members and friends gather to celebrate the season, but for many, it can be a dreaded time of year.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Generations of Life Bereavement Center will be offering education and support to grieving adults to help prepare for the holiday season.

“Grief and the Holidays” will be offered twice — at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. — on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. This event is offered free of charge.

The sessions will focus on why holiday grief is so hard: the anticipation, our limitations, and expectations and past traditions. They also will talk about compromise and giving yourself permission to create your own rituals to acknowledge your loved one while caring for yourself.

The program will culminate in a holiday memorial service and light refreshments.

Register by calling Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Generations of Life Bereavement Center at 573-2103. Please register by Wednesday, Nov. 8, as seating is limited.