Media Release – DYING MATTERS – CHILDREN & GRIEF

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 – Hospice Simcoe invites the community to join us virtually for our Dying Matters event on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

Dying Matters is an open forum presented by Hospice Simcoe, designed to encourage individuals in our community to start talking about dying, death & bereavement.
This event is open to all community members, free of charge.

This Dying Matters topic is ‘Children & Grief’. We invite you to bring your questions, comments, and thoughts for an open discussion with our panelists, live on zoom. All are welcome to participate and/or listen in. We want to engage with our community! Our panelists will share information, experiences and strategies on supporting children who are anticipating, or have experienced the death of a loved one.

Quote:

“I truly believe that as a community when we give children the support they need throughout their lives, they will grow into adaptable and resilient adults.

When children experience a significant death loss it is more important than ever to wrap community support around them; to nurture their grieving process and to assure them that their feelings are valid and that they are loved and cared for by the people around them.

This virtual ‘event’ is for anyone who has loved a child, currently loves a child or may love and care for a child in the future.”

Panelist, Danielle Marshall, Community Care Coordinator, Hospice Simcoe

Our Panelists are:

  • Danielle Marshall, RSW, Community Care Coordinator, Hospice Simcoe
  • Victoria Northcott, PhD, Hospice Simcoe Volunteer
  • Joan Kennedy, RN, Program Director, Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

For further information about the upcoming Dying Matters, you can visit our website or Facebook event page.

Website: https://hospicesimcoe.ca/education-and-awareness/

Dying Matters Flyer: https://hospicesimcoe.ca/wp-content/uploads/website-Dying-Matters-Sept2020.pdf

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/465290700808070?active_tab=about

If you have any questions, please contact 705-725-1140 | doris@hospicesimcoe.ca

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Media Enquiries: 

Samantha White, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

(705) 722-5995 |  samantha@hospicesimcoe.ca

Teneal Campbell, Community Care Coordinator

teneal@hospicesimcoe.ca

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