“Grief and the Holidays” Community Support Programs

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - The holidays are typically full of the love and warmth of family and friends, and shared traditions and rituals full of celebration, comfort, laughter and joy. But for those who are grieving or have a seriously ill loved one, the holidays can magnify feelings of loss and elicit sadness, distress, anxiety, uncertainty and fear.

The Wilson Support Center’s (WSC) annual 2-part “Grief and the Holidays” series provides opportunity for reflection and guidance to help you cope with the extra demands of the holiday season. It may seem impossible to imagine maneuvering through the festivity and ritual of the season amidst an overwhelming sense of loss, knowing that the holidays will not be as they once were. How do we remember and honor our loved one at the holidays when we struggle to cope with our grief? There is no right or wrong, nor any template from which you should mold your grief or your holiday.

Hospice Buffalo Grief and Spiritual Care Counselors will offer support and guidance to assist you during this time.
Please join us; admission is FREE.

Tuesday, November 6
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Hospice Buffalo Bereavement Team.
RSVP by November 2.

Thursday, December 6
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Presented by Hospice Buffalo Spiritual Care Team.
RSVP by December 4.

Where: Hospice Buffalo Education Center,
225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Please RSVP for either or both programs:

The Wilson Support Center provides bereavement support that is sensitive, compassionate and responsive to the needs of people in Western New York who are grieving the loss or death of a loved one, offering coping strategies, resources, education, as well as professional and peer support groups. The Wilson Support Center is an affiliate of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, one of the largest non-profit hospice and palliative care organizations in the nation, serving nearly 1000 patients daily throughout Erie County.

Thank you,
Clarice H. Otminski
Director of PR & Community Marketing
716-989-2072 office | 716-512-9325 mobile