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Grief Is Not An Option

Hospice of the Golden Isles Memorial service Yesterday, Hospice of the Golden Isles held its annual memorial service for Camden County at King of Peace. The service offered family and friends of those who died in Hospice care this past year an opportunity to mark their loss with one another and the Hospice staff. During the service, angels were placed on a Christmas tree as the names were read aloud. There were also scripture readings, prayers, and I offered a brief meditation.

The Angel TreeThis service is part of Hospice's ongoing care for families in grief, which they provide in addition to care for those who are dying. As their materials state,
Grief is a natural and normal reaction to a loss of any kind. It is a journey of experiences and feelings in response to that loss, and an adjustment because of that loss. Grief is not an option, but a necessity in life's changing journey.

Hospice of The Golden Isles recently opened an office in the Winn Dixie shopping center in Kingsland where they offer a Grief Support Group on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. and a Parents Who Have Lost Children Support Group the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Please pass this information along to those who can most benefit from it and attend the group if you are the one in grief, for Hospice is right that grief is not an option, but a necessity. For more information on these groups, contact Hospice Chaplain Cynthia Corey at 912-265-4735.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church

Hospice of the Golden Isles Memorial service


  • At 12/06/2006 7:34 PM, Blogger Linda McCloud+ said…

    Not only is grief not an option, it is a way to build healthy community among those who are grieving. Thank God for a "grief group" when I needed one.


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