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Due to COVID-19 Hospicare has suspended all in person events and support groups until further notice.  Support groups are critical for many in our community who are suffering a loss. We are hosting an online Support Group, as well as a Facebook Live series. Please see our calendar below for more details. Hospicare has a list of online grief resources that may be of assistance.  Throughout the year, Hospicare holds many events and programs, including ongoing grief support groups and special one-time or limited-time sessions. Hospicare also holds fundraising activities and outreach and educational events.  Our interactive online calendar allows you to view events by month, week or day. Click on each event title for more information, including description and details about how to RSVP.

 

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Hospicare Ithaca Office

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172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
(607) 272-0212 www.hospicare.org

March 2016

Women Singin’

March 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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A singing circle of a cappella songs from different traditions, including harmonizing, rounds, etc. For all women who like to sing. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

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Monthly Bereaved Parents Support Group

March 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Monthly support group for parents who have lost a child. A warm, supportive, and confidential environment in which to meet and share with others who are grieving.

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March 2017

Spring Volunteer Training

March 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until March 30, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Make a difference--become a hospice volunteer! Training happens for 6 evenings and new volunteers must attend each session.

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April 2017

Journey Through Grief: Spouse or Partner Loss Support Group

April 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 2, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This 5-week group offers men and women who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner the opportunity to process their loss in a supportive and confidential setting. Participants must commit to all 5 sessions. Register by March 29th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212.  

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May 2017

Tea is Love

May 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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An afternoon of remembrance and self-care for men and women, age 18 and older, who wish to acknowledge the special relationship between a deceased mother (or mother figure) and child. We will share stories of our mothers’ love over a cup of tea. Bring your favorite tea cup or mug and a photo of your mother. Register by May 5th by emailing our bereavement staff or call 607-272-0212.

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June 2017

Illuminations

June 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Illuminations is an annual community memorial event. Enjoy the Hospicare gardens, light a luminaria in memory or in honor of a loved one, and share in refreshments. A special program of remembrance at 8:00 p.m. features live music and poetry, and concludes with candlelight on the pond. Attendance is free, although luminarias can be personalized for a suggested donation of $25. Donations are greatly appreciated, but not required. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to…

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Gathering the Pieces

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Many grievers feel they have lost essential parts of themselves and the life they planned. This two hour workshop explores ways to feel whole again, even while we grieve. We’ll focus on ritual, simple mindfulness meditation techniques, and shared experience as tools to re-gather the pieces of our lives. This workshop is co-led by Elaine Mansfield, workshop leader, author, and widow, and Pamela Goddard, musician, meditation facilitator, and bereaved sibling. Anyone 18 years of age or older is welcome, regardless…

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Young Widows Support Group

June 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This is a grief support group for women between the ages of 20-55, who have experienced a spousal or partner loss. Register by June 26th by emailing our Bereavement staff or call 607-272-0212.

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July 2017

Grief Stories by Firelight

July 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Once upon a time on a starry night… Sit beneath the stars with your family and hear stories and songs of wonder and amazement, life, loss and love with award winning storyteller, Regi Carpenter. Open to children ages 6-12, accompanied by a parent or caregiver who must stay with the child for the event. Register by July 14th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212.

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August 2017

Grief Yoga Canceled

August 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Grief yoga combines many forms of yoga to help release grief to connect us to the gift of life. Come experience grief yoga for yourself through video instruction by David Kessler. This empowering class brings in many forms of yoga with the intention of using grief as a fuel for healing. It is designed for first time yoga students, or for those who have more experience, 18 years of age or older. Bring your own mat, or one will be…

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Young Widows Support Group

August 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This is a grief support group for women between the ages of 20-55, who have experienced a spousal or partner loss. Register by August 3rd by emailing our Bereavement staff or call 607-272-0212.

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September 2017

Mindful Meditation for Grievers

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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When we’re caught in the strong emotions of grief we may feel that we are disconnected or lost. The simple practices of Mindfulness Meditation can help us find our solid ground. Pamela Goddard (meditation facilitator with the Cedar Cabin Sangha, and a bereaved sibling) will share time tested practices which can be used by anyone of any faith. Attendance at all three sessions is recommended by not required. Register by September 6th by emailing our Bereavement staff or call Donna…

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Journey Through Grief: Spouse or Partner Loss Support Group

September 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This 5-week group offers men and women who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner the opportunity to process their loss in a supportive and confidential setting. We will be using Sheryl Sandberg’s memoir, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy as a starting point for some of our discussions. Participants must commit to all 5 sessions and have access to the book. Register by September 7th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212

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Morning Grief Circle

September 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Offered the second Thursday of every month, this group offers a warm, supportive and confidential environment in which to meet and share with others who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner. Registration is not required, but prompt arrival is encouraged and appreciated. If this is your first time coming to the group please contact Donna George, LMSW, FT, at 607-272-0212 or via her email address to schedule a short meeting prior to the group.

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Two Harps in the Garden

September 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Free

Please join us for an afternoon of beautiful and peaceful harp music. Harpists Anna O'Connell and Jayne Demakos will offer a program of lyrical and inviting Celtic, classical and other interesting music from the harp repertoire.  Light refreshments will be served. Have a cup of tea, sit  and just take in the music. The event is free and open to the public. If weather is inclement, the event will take place in the Hospicare Great Room. Anna O'Connell and Jayne…

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Grief Yoga

September 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Grief yoga combines many forms of yoga to help release grief to connect us to the gift of life. Come experience grief yoga for yourself through video instruction by David Kessler, and facilitated by yoga instructor Kim Niefer. This empowering class brings in many forms of yoga with the intention of using grief as a fuel for healing. It is designed for first time yoga students, or for those who have more experience. Bring your own mat, or one will…

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November 2017

Bereaved Parents Group

November 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 28, 2017

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This 4-week group is for parents and guardians grieving the loss of a child, regardless of the age of the child or when the death occurred. The special bond between a child and a parent makes this loss significantly impactful and lifechanging. These sessions will focus on learning coping strategies and building resilience to support this unique grieving process. Time will be spent remembering and honoring your child and finding ways to deal with the upcoming holidays. Participants must commit…

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This event has been Cancelled: Coping with the Holidays

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Holiday time can be especially difficult after the death of a loved one. Learn about ways to take care of yourself and honor your feelings as we head into the holiday season.  Presentation and discussion to follow.  Register by emailing our Bereavement staff or call 607-272-0212.                              

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February 2018

CANCELLED: Grieving Together Bereavement Support Group cancelled tonight due to weather

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Moving Through Grief with Tai Chi

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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The Tai Chi Easy program is especially beneficial to those who are moving through the grief process. It will provide you with tools to gently exercise your body while quieting your racing mind. It will rebuild depleted energy stores, reduce the seemingly perpetual stress response in your body, and help cultivate a sense of inner peace. It is a way of giving ourselves the gift of self-care, which is much needed and deserved, yet underappreciated. Instructor: Jamie Hazard, Certified Tai…

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March 2018

Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life

March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This two hour workshop for bereaved parents will help you shift out of emotional reactivity and return to calm and peaceful emotional states. Bereaved parents are especially vulnerable to limiting thoughts and beliefs, including guilt, worry and sometimes shame. The trauma that we incur as bereaved parents can affect us for a lifetime. We now know through neuroscience and psychology that we can overcome these limiting beliefs, and consistently learn to release the emotional and thought patterns associated with our…

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April 2018

Spousal Loss Support Group

April 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This 5-week group offers men and women who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner the opportunity to process their loss in a supportive and confidential setting. Participants must commit to all 5 sessions. Please register by March 29th by emailing our Bereavement staff or call 607-272-0212

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May 2018

Event Cancelled: Tea Is Love

May 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This event has been cancelled. An afternoon of remembrance and self-care for men and women, age 18 and older, who wish to acknowledge the special relationship between a deceased mother (or mother figure) and child. We will share stories of our mothers’ love over a cup of tea. Bring your favorite tea cup or mug and a photo of your mother. Please register by May 7th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212.

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June 2018

Stop, Calm, Rest, Heal

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This two hour workshop will teach meditation and hypnosis practices that promote physical, mental and emotional relaxation. When we relax into an inner space of calm and rest, we can touch our sorrow, release emotions and heal much more effectively. Instructor: Stacey Smith, MDiv, Certified Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor Please register by May 29th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212.

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July 2018

CANCELED: Grief Stories by Firelight

July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This annual event is offered for children and their families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Sit beneath the stars by the campfire, enjoy s’mores, and hear stories and songs of wonder and amazement, life, loss and love with award winning storyteller, Regi Carpenter. Open to children ages 6-12, accompanied by a parent or caregiver who must stay with the child for the event. Please register by July 9th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212.

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August 2018

Mindful Meditation for Grievers

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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When we’re caught in the strong emotions of grief we may feel that we are disconnected or lost. The simple practices of Mindfulness Meditation can help us find our solid ground. Pamela Goddard (meditation facilitator with the Cedar Cabin Sangha, and a bereaved sibling) will share time tested practices which can be used by anyone of any faith. Please register by August 15th by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212.

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September 2018

Harp Hour

September 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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For a peaceful respite, come sink into a sofa for an hour of harp music. Sunday at 2pm at the Ithaca Hospicare Residence at 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY Four Harpists: Meredith Kohn Bocek, Lisa Craig Fenwick, Jayne Demakos, Pamela Goddard Tea will be served! RSVP requested to jdemakos@hospicare.org or 607-256-9488

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November 2018

Bereaved Parents Group

November 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This 4-week group is for parents and guardians grieving the loss of a child, regardless of the age of the child or when the death occurred. Participants must commit to all 4 sessions. Please register by November 2nd by emailing our Bereavement staff or calling 607-272-0212

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Canceled due to Holiday: Grieving Together: Ongoing General Support Group for Adults-Ithaca

November 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Monthly support group, facilitated by bereavement counselors. Open to anyone age 18 or older who is grieving a loss. Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in our Ithaca office.

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December 2018

Winter Solace

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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We welcome all who are grieving to come together in community to remember your loved ones. Stop by for a few minutes, or stay for the full two hours of fellowship and warmth. Refreshments will be available throughout the event. Special remarks will be shared at 4:00 p.m. Winter Solace will feature a Remembrance Board displaying the names of those who are being remembered. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Hospicare and include your loved one’s…

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Coping with the Holidays

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Holiday time can be especially difficult after the death of a loved one. Learn about ways to take care of yourself and honor your feelings as we head into the holiday season.  Presentation and discussion to follow.  Register by December 3rd by emailing our Bereavement staff or call 607-272-0212.

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January 2019

Bereaved Parent/Caregiver Support Group

January 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2019

Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This 4-week group is for parents and guardians grieving the loss of a child, regardless of the age of the child or when the death occurred. The special bond between a child and a parent makes this loss significantly impactful and lifechanging. These sessions will focus on learning coping strategies and building resilience to support this unique grieving process. Time will be spent remembering and honoring your child. Participants must commit to all 4 sessions. Please register by January 4th by…

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Soup, Support and Strategies for Grief

January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Gather with other grievers during this cold winter month for a simple supper of warm soup and bread.  Grief can feel like a lonely and isolating experience. This time of food and fellowship will focus on supporting one another, discussing strategies for coping with grief and bringing attention to the resilience we carry within. Your loss does not need to be recent to attend. Donna George, LCSW and Laura Ward, LMFT, Hospicare grief counselors, will facilitate this event. Registration is…

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March 2019

Relieving Bodily Stress During Grief

March 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Grief can affect you not only emotionally, buy physically as well. You may be feeling sad, irritable, hopeless or gloomy. Your physical body may be experiencing fatigue, insomnia, poor appetite, new aches and pains or other physical discomforts. Chinese medicine has a deep understanding of the connection between the emotional and physical elements of grieving. It offers numerous therapies to help people through this difficult time. This event will focus on learning some easy, accessible self-care therapies such as self-acupressure,…

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September 2022

Feeling, Honoring and Releasing Our Stories of Grief: Using Dance and Movement as a Healing Landscape: In-person

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hospicare Ithaca Office, 172 East King Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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This workshop, which will be held outdoors on the Hospicare grounds, focuses on introspection as it relates to static energy of the body, mind, and spirit. We’ll bring awareness to stored tension and the manifestations of grief in the body by exploring breath work, gestures, physical shapes, movement pathways and verbal expression. “The body says what the words cannot” -Martha Graham. Facilitated by Kathy Lucas Registration is required by September 14th. Use the form below. For more information contact the…

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