Kemptville – At Beth Donovan Hospice (BDH), we recognize that children experience grief after the death of someone in their life and families often struggle together in their grief. BDH is pleased to offer a free 3 part art workshop series for grieving families called ‘Let’s ART About Grief’. Artful expression in a safe environment facilitates the mourning process and helps to clarify any cognitive confusion that the child may have about death. The workshops provided by BDH are designed to provide a safe place for families to grieve and heal after a death.
Why do we use art in bereavement work with families? There are few words that can describe the variety of thoughts and emotions that are associated with grief. Art making utilizes various means of non-verbal communication and coping techniques to work their experience into some coherent form. So Let’s ART About Grief!
The workshops are facilitated by BDH Bereavement Counsellor Margaret Lorrie Beaton and BDH volunteer Rose-Lynne McDougall. The workshops are being held on February 24th, March 24th and April 21st from 1-4PM at Beth Donovan Hospice (1107 French Settlement Road, Kemptville). Families can attend 1, 2 or all 3 sessions. Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, contact Lorrie at 613-258-9611 x 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Beth Donovan Hospice: BDH has been providing services to the community for over 25 years in the communities of North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford and surrounding rural areas. The hospice provides compassionate support and guidance to families who are caring for individuals with a life limiting or terminal illness while supporting their families through some potentially challenging and stressful times.
There are no fees for any of the services provided by BDH. We receiving funding from the LHIN as well as through various fundraising activities and community support. If you or someone you know could benefit from hospice services, please do not hesitate to contact BDH. Our services are offered to the community free of charge and anyone can refer. Hours of operation for referrals are Monday to Friday 9:00-4:30. www.bethdonovanhospice.ca or 613-258-9611.